After the Libyan Revolution youth was filled with hope of a future with freedom of expression, creativity and respect for the other, principles that had been reduced to a hollow slogan after forty years in a barren cultural flatland. The Arete Foundation has since managed to organize the Tripoli Festival for International Poetry in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, a Cinema Club that has so far organized 60 screenings in a country that has suffered a total dearth in the art of cinema for 30 years. A video art exhibition called “First Glance” which brought this art form to Libya for the very first time, and produced a theatre performance called “An Enemy of the People”.

Within a few months, the number of followers of the Arete´s Facebook page has climbed to 45,000.



AuthorCato Litangen