">Name: Moustapha Akkad, "Lion of the Desert (Omar Mukhtar)"
Artist: Moustapha Akkad|
Confronting Bodies: Italian undersecretary to the Foreign Affair Department; Italian Commission on film censorship
Date of Action: 1981; 1982; in the 1987 a screening was stopped by Digos (a special investigating division of government police) in Trento (North of Italy); in 1988 the only official screening occured at the Riminicinema festival
Specific Location: Trento, Rimini, Italia
Description of Artwork: Between two worlds wars, a struggle for freedom took place in the African desert. This movie is the historicaly accurate story about the Libyan resistance leader, Omar Mukhtar, who led the Libyan resistance against the Italian opressors from 1911-1931. The movie takes place during the fascist dictatorship of Mussolini.
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