This is the story of an extraordinary love affair between one Nation’s women and its leader.The Nation is Libya, an Islamic socialist state.
Its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, a man reviled in the west as a brutal dictator, but in Libya “held up as a great revolutionary, and the liberator of islamic women.” For Libyan women; what does this liberation mean? And what price do they pay for the love of their leader?
For the Love of the Leader focus on the female bodyguards in Libya who protect the “Mad Dog” of Tripoli, Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi.
Gaddafi has reigned supreme in Libya for 42 years. but after month-long tensions, Western countries have started to deploy their military forces into Libya and have launched a full-scale attack. An investigation of this documentary might give us a glimpse into a Libyan lifestyle, or give a taste of propaganda fueled over years of indoctrination.
Watch the full documentary (51 minutes)