Within the confines of Libya, the ancient oases, cloaked in splendid architecture by the Berbers, still stand. As most of the buildings fall into abandonment and decay, this is a world that is disappearing all too quickly. With little interest in recovering these places or in preserving their history, the oases seem doomed to extinction. Walk alongside Lucio Rosa as he revisits these aging monuments, walking along their streets and visiting the precious things that linger from an ancient time. Through the lens of a Nikon camera, witness the sublime architecture of ancient luxurious dwellings, the elaborate and towering fortified storehouses, and villages that once welcomed merchants bearing the goods of sub-Saharan Africa towards the Mediterranean Sea ports.
Screening time: Thursday, May 14th, 8:03-8:36, Shedd Institute Recital Hall
Length: 33 mins.
Director: Lucio Rosa
Distributor: Studio Film TV