A Stud in Libya

“Given horseracing’s long and illustrious history, it is rare indeed that we are privileged to witness the birth of a new racing nation. Even more excitingly, Sylvia Stevens, of Faction Films, has been

filming the process right from the start, chronicling a nation rebuilding itself through its love of the horse”.

This quote introduces a powerful article by Ireland based horseracing journalist and broadcaster Lissa Oliver on Thoroughbred Racing Commentary. The article is about Libya’s emerging role in the

international horse world. Faction Films has been filming at Dr Amad Shaab’s featured stud outside Tripoli for the past year.

Our documentary A Stud In Libya follows life at the stud and the extraordinary story of the rebuilding of the country’s ancient horse culture.

To keep in touch about progress with the documentary email us at faction@factionfilms.co.uk



They Will Have To Kill Us First, our film on music in Mali, successfully reached its fundraising goal on Kickstarter! Thanks to all of you who pledged and made this possible.

We had been filming over Christmas and are planning our next trip to Mali very soon. The film is well on its way to completion.

“Islamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world-famous musicians won’t give up without a fight!” :

They Will Have To Kill Us First



Faction Films has been at the cutting edge of documentary programme making since 1983. We work regularly with UK and international broadcasters in Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia. Our programmes have won awards, appeared in numerous festivals and helped change laws.

Faction’s programmes range from cultural, social and environmental explorations to investigative documentaries on issues and themes around the world including Iraq, Cuba, Ireland, Colombia, India, Ecuador, Australia and South Africa.

Faction has a strong track record of nurturing new talent and working with programme makers from other countries.

We have an energetic and experienced team of producers generating projects as well as collaborating with and supporting programme makers.