2015, 8:36 minutes

Libya’s political chaos makes its territory a land of opportunity for human smugglers. Thousands of illegal migrants end up forgotten, in one of the 19 detention centres.

To get a copy of your chosen film, please contact Eve Korzec from the Scottish Documentary Institute at . Please cite ‘Moving Worlds, special Refugee Week‘ package in your email so you can pay the discounted screening fee £20. Don’t forget to check out the complementary post-screening resources to help navigate public conversations.

Post-screening Conversation Questions

  1. How does the film’s title echo the experience of incarcerated Eritrean refugees?
  2. “This prison is better than dying in Eritrea”; how does first-person narrative convey the urgency of fleeing one’s home-country in order to survive?
  3. How does the filmmaker capture the personal narratives of forced displacement on camera? What filming techniques does he use?
  4. How is the difference between ‘surviving’ and ‘living’ communicated in the film?


Moving Worlds Resource Page for DEAD END

Libyan Stories, Scottish Documentary Institute

Libya in Motion, Scottish Documentary Institute