Qaddafi, Muammar El - King Of Kings
Muammar El-Qaddafi is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world. In 1969, at the tender age of 27, he strategically became the ruler of Libya. His uncanny ability to organize, while simultaneously annihilating his enemies, has allowed him to reign over Libya for over 40 years. This is the riveting and controversial story of how a modest desert nomad transcended into a major power in the Middle East.
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2) The film is extremely biased against the leader, talking in great lengths about negative aspects of him, but telling nothing of his positive achievements or ideas.
Little new is covered in this film, which combines recent news video and archive footage to tell the story of Gaddafi's rise and control over Libya. Those interviewed include political scientists and lawyers, however no Libyan dissenters or pro Gaddafi subjects.
Gaddafi is an incredibly complex and intelligent man, at times an eloquent speaker and a visionary. Unfortunately, no interviews with him were featured in this film. Recommended only as a basic introduction to Libya under Gaddafi and its complexities. The film is fairly objective, however some points raised lack strong analysis and the overall verdict on Gaddafi's regime is negative. The filmmakers missed the opportunity to make what could have been an important historical documentary.