YOUNG, CLEVER AND LIBYAN – TV Series
BBC World – 3x 1hr
This 3-part series followed 23 graduates from Benghazi as they embarked on a year long management science course at Cambridge University in the UK. Tatweer Research initiated the nationwide search for these students – a company aiming to foster a new Knowledge Economy beyond the Libyan oil and gas industry, by nurturing the brightest young minds in Libya.
The idea of the programme was to support these students in bringing back skills to help build Libya’s scientific research base, but as filming continues the country descends further into civil war. Young, Clever & Libyan gives an entirely new perspective on Benghazi life and the passion these graduates have for their country.
Production: BBC / Rogan Productions
Series Director: Oliver Cheetham
Series Producer: James Rogan
Executive Producer: Mary Wilkinson