Libya, No Escape From Hell is an eye opener on the migrants’ reality in Libya but also on the horrific machine that has been set up and the scale of those responsible for the situation that take advantage of European policies.

The detention centres in Libya where thousands of migrants await in inhuman conditions for someone – the militia, Europe, the UN – to decide what their fate should be, are at the heart of this documentary. 

If officially, detention centres are run by the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, in reality they are in the hands of militias that control the country and see in migrants a ready source of cash by kidnapping and torturing them.

This film looks at the entire detention system, how this traffic works, the role of the militias and the way in which their control is exercised. It aims to point out the responsibilities of those involved, first and foremost that of the European Union which provides financing then takes no responsibility. What needs to be changed and what are the solutions?

Europe seems to be at the mercy of Libyan blackmail and the measures taken to help Libya deal with the migrant problem reinforce the cycle of “extreme abuse”.


  • Year: 2021
  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Production: Magneto Presse
  • Director: Sara Creta
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ITA, ESP
  • Country of production: France


Lo Porto special mention at Terra Di Tutti Film Festival 2022 (Italy), Nominated for the Albert Londres Prize (audiovisual) 2022, Special screening at Festival Internacional de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Valencia HumanFest 2022 (Spain), Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston GCFF 2022 (USA), FIGRA 2022 (France), Imagine India International Film Festival 2022 ( Spain).


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