Original title: Benghazi Stories
Country: Libya, United Kingdom
Year of release: 2012
Runtime: 12 minutes
Producer: Flore Cosquer, Noe Mendelle
Camera: Mohamed Algweel, Farag Akwedir, Ahmad Alshereef
Editing: Naziha Arebi, Muhannad Lamin, Sufian Arara
Sound: Abdalleh Elsaid, Mohamed Elghazal
Three micro-stories from contemporary Libya – specifically the town of Benghazi, stigmatised by the terrorist attack on the American consulate and the death of the American ambassador – present the city during a time of change and offer a look at the life of a used-car salesman, a fisherman on the sea, and a young doctor as she learns to drive a car.
Seen from the air, the cars covered in a fine layer of dust and sand look like toy cars lined up on a shelf. In the words of the jovial salesman, "you can still smell the factory."