Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Libya Hurra
Documentary Film, AT 2012, Farbe, 73 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2013

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Fritz Ofner
Sounddesign: Peter Kutin
Additional Credits: Aufnahmeleitung, übersetzungen: Houssam Al Deen
Producers: Fritz Ofner


During the last weeks of Muammar al-Gaddafi’s regime, Fritz Ofner embarks on a road trip through Libya, one that is rarely seen in the sensationalist imagery on television. Ofner looks for signs of normalcy behind the front line, distilling the documentary down to its core potential: the preservation of a collective rapture, with the resulting impression being a subjective and fragmentary one. Libya Hurra is the snapshot of a historical state of emergency.