Al Jazeera English will wrap ‘Gaddafi: The End Game,’ its series of docs on Libya, with Moonbeam Films’ State of Denial (pictured) on December 22, a documentary which charts the disintegration of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
Produced and directed by Moonbeam’s Anne Reevell and exec produced by Oscar-, Emmy- and BAFTA-winner Jon Blair, State of Denial examines how Gaddafi managed to hang on to power for as long as he did, and features accounts from insiders, defectors and military advisers who helped bring about his downfall.
State of Denial will include first time on-the-record interviews with senior figures of the revolution, including National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil, one of the first defectors; Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the Islamist revolutionary leader who was returned to Libya via CIA rendition; and Brigadier General Abdel Salam al-Hasi, the head of the new Libyan army. Other interviewees include Britain’s Libyan adviser to the Prime Minister, Brigadier General Robin Searby.
The documentary also explores how Libyans grouped Britain among these inner-circle defectors, and explores the tensions within both the Gaddafi family and the rebel/NATO coalition.
Reevell previously documented the revolution in the first two episodes of the ‘Gaddafi: The End Game’ series: The Long Road to Tripoli, parts one and two. The new film screens just before Libya celebrates 60 years of independence on December 24.