Diary from the Revolution (2011)


Diary From the Revolution is a riveting, close-up look at life in a Libyan militia, during and after the uprising that led to Gaddafi’s fall. Capturing hum our and heartache, Norwegian-Libyan filmmaker Nizam Najar grants us extraordinary access to their lives.

Also known as Dagbok fra revolusjonen (Norway, alternative transliteration) and Brennpunkt: Dagbok fra revolusjonen (Norway, series title).


Meet Nizam Najjar and Haj Siddiq. One is a Libyan-Norwegian filmmaker and the other a larger than life Libyan rebel leader. As Nizam is forced to question how his dreams of the future differ to those of the rebels Haj Siddiq must face tough post-war realities. This film paints a fascinating picture of the revolution and the challenges faced by a democratic Libya.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Nizam Najar.
  • Producer(s):
    • Geir Bølstad … executive producer.
    • Kristine Ann Skaret … producer (as Stine Skaret).
  • Writer(s):
    • Nizam Najar.
  • Music:
    • Bjarne Larsen.
    • John Birger Wormdahl.
  • Cinematography:
    • Nizam Najar.
  • Editor(s):
    • Erland Edenholm.
    • Torkel Gjorv.
  • Production:
    • Medieoperatørene.
  • Distributor(s):
    • NRK-TV International (2013) (World-wide) (video) (internet).
    • NRK1 (2012) (Norway) (TV).
    • NRK2 (2012) (Norway) (TV).
  • Release Date: 2011. (Norway).
  • Running Time: 80 minutes.
  • Rating: Not Rated.
  • Country: Norway.
  • Language: English.

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