First to Fall is an immersive journey through the revolution in Libya following two friends who leave their lives as students in Canada, to return to their home country of Libya during the uprising. When the young men pick up guns for the first time, Hamid is 26 and Tarek only 21. Full of revolutionary fervor, the two friends join the rebel army on the front lines to fight Gaddafi and reach their families held under siege by his army. Our unblinking cameras are present for some incredibly personal and shockingly dangerous moments as Hamid and Tarek experience the reality of warfare and find their lives forever altered. The Libyan revolution provides the backdrop for this intimate story about the larger lessons of war and the loss of innocence.
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