120 Libyan rebels fly to Bosnia to watch a movie

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Updated: 7/03 1:28 pm

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Some 120 Libyan rebels have chartered a plane and traveled to Sarajevo to watch the premiere of a documentary about their revolution.

French director Florent Marcie filmed the insurgents from the Libyan town of Zintan from the start of the Libyan uprising to the fall of leader Muammar al-Gaddafi and was screening his film on Thursday for the first time at Sarajevo's WARM festival.

Marci said the Zintan fighters immediately applied for Bosnian visas and chartered a plane when he told them the screening would be in Sarajevo.

The excited rebels recorded the 4.5 hour long movie with their smartphones until their batteries died.

The movie is called 'Tomorrow, Tripoli', after a popular promise the insurgents used to boost themselves for eight months.

 

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