Ghasaq, which translates to “Twilight,” vividly portrays the heightened circumstances within the urban landscapes of Misurata and Tripoli, spanning from September 2014 to December 2016. This period encapsulates the timeline until the liberation of Giza, the final bastion of ISIS in Sirte. Through its narrative, Ghasaq chronicles the resolute journey of Libyans across generations and diverse walks of life, as they unitedly confront the specters of extremism and terrorism. Their unyielding efforts culminate in a triumphant outcome, secured through the solemn sacrifice of numerous martyrs.


Anouar Ettir, Mhadheb Rmili, Rabie Kati, Ali Eshol, Nidal Kahlol



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Persis Films

A collaboration of significant scale, this television extravaganza emerged as a joint endeavor between ART Production based in Libya and Persis Films hailing from Turkey. The entirety of the show’s scenes unfolded in Şanliurfa, Turkey, situated proximate to the Syrian border. This location was meticulously selected to preserve the authentic urban essence of Sirte, Libya.

Here at Persis Films, we beam with pride as we reflect upon the triumphant culmination of this monumental production, which seamlessly reached its conclusion and graced the airwaves during Ramadan 2021 through Salam TV in Libya.

The journey proved profoundly enriching, entailing the privilege of collaborating with valiant individuals entrenched within the throes of conflict, thereby immortalizing their memories in the tapestry of storytelling.


Osama Rezgh


Salam TV

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The Vision Behind "Ghasaq"

“Ghasaq” is not just a TV series; it is a powerful portrayal of resilience, hope, and the human spirit. The vision behind the show was to shed light on the untold stories of the people of Sirte, capturing their struggles, dreams, and determination in the face of adversity. By showcasing their resilience, “Ghasaq” aims to inspire audiences around the world.

The Significance of Sirte

Sirte, a city located in Libya, holds immense historical and cultural significance. Known as the birthplace of Muammar Gaddafi, it has been through turbulent times, including the Libyan Civil War. By choosing Sirte as the backdrop for “Ghasaq,” the show not only pays tribute to the city’s rich heritage but also brings attention to the challenges faced by its inhabitants.

Overcoming Challenges

Filming in Sirte was not without its challenges. Due to security concerns, the decision was made to shoot the show in Şanliurfa, Turkey, near the Syrian border. Despite being away from the authentic location, the production team worked relentlessly to recreate the essence of Sirte, ensuring that the show remained true to its roots. The collaboration between Persis Films and ART Production from Libya, along with the support of local authorities, played a crucial role in overcoming these obstacles.

The Making of "Ghasaq"

The making of “Ghasaq” was a labor of love and dedication. The production team meticulously researched the history and culture of Sirte to create an authentic narrative. From casting talented actors to designing elaborate sets, every aspect of the show was carefully planned and executed to bring the story to life. The blog post will highlight some of the key behind-the-scenes moments and the efforts that went into the production.

Impact and Reception

“Ghasaq” has made a profound impact on audiences worldwide. Through its compelling storytelling and relatable characters, the show has touched the hearts of many, sparking conversations about resilience, identity, and the power of unity. 

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