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When Muammar Gaddafi took power in 1969, Ashur Shamis, a member of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood, joined the resistance. He went into exile in London. After the Libyan revolution in 2011 and the fall of Gaddafi, he returns to Libya and witnesses the devastation the dictator left behind. In this documentary, director Khalid Shamis interviews his father about his hidden past no-one talked about in his childhood, and his perspective on his country, which no longer shares the ideals held by the resistance in the past. Through testimonies and rare archives, THE COLONEL’S STRAY DOGS calls the choices of the former generation into question in order to better understand the present day.


THE COLONEL’S STRAY DOGS Direction: Khalid Shamis, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 72 min