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


Invisible Picture Show

Faction’s Interactive Documentary ‘Invisible Picture Show‘ directed by Tim Travers Hawkins has been nominated for the Google ‘Digital Media Award’ at this year’s One World Media Awards.

The awards recognize “strong vibrant and independent media that empowers citizens, promotes justice and contributes to international development” and the Google-sponsored Digital Media Category is specifically aimed at innovative online forms.









The awards will take place on the 6th of May.



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.