Benghazi Rising

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Benghazi Rising

The conflict that erupted in Benghazi was as unexpected as it was cataclysmic, but at its heart lay years of hurt and political repression.

Through personal stories told by the people of Benghazi, we trace the conflict from its beginnings in a small protest over one lawyers imprisonment, and capture the inspiring story of how the unarmed people of Libya rocked the titanium police state built by Gaddafi.

The chanting protesters hold aloft pictures of martyrs, not of this conflict but of political prisoners placed in Abu Salim prison since 1996.

Police massacred 1200 of them and Benghazi has never forgotten its sons who died that terrible day. It was over justice for these men that the inhabitants of Benghazi first took to the streets.

For the first time, fifteen years later they can mourn the casualties of Gaddafi's reign in public. Evocative scenes which speak volumes of the pressures Libyans have lived under for decades.

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  • http://twitter.com/salo99 Robert Elliot

    Wow, this one looks like a total crapfest. Wonder if anyone will watch it? Get yer piping hot propaganda right here, straight from CIA headquarters, where agents are working day and night to deceive you with the very best lies money can buy.

  • Ange Patrick Aka

    libya is worse now than ever

  • bringmeredwine

    Very powerful doc. Such a pity the Libyans couldn't get rid of Gadhafi on their own.
    The Benghazis in this doc are so motivated for change that they are willing to die for it. They'd had enough!
    They wanted freedom of speech, social networking, and welcomed journalists to come their city.
    Though I am not a Muslim, I can understand their willingness to be martyrs for their cause.
    They are doctors, teachers, architects, dentists, students; men and women working together.
    These are not the same people who killed the U.S. diplomats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1204891180 Sandie Myers

    Right, the CIA produced this. Brilliant.

  • Eric VonEric

    I found it weird to see slogans in English on the walls of Libya.

  • coffeecoolers

    Your overview is so American Media Outlet based.

    1. Gadhafi was killed cause he's a dictator (or) he was a threat to World Bank and IMF(trying to get paid for oil in gold rather than US Dollars).

    2. I don't think anyone in there right mind would call Facebook or any social networking freedom and are willing to die for it. People are free to speak there minds...sometimes the Government censors Foreign Press, because Western press are run by Billionaires who buy politicians who tell lies to naive and self righteous people who think that Freedom means the ability to post on Facebook...just to further a genders to invade anywhere they can get Oil and make huge profits.

    Food for thought

  • bringmeredwine

    Social networking IS freedom.
    My government lets me communicate online anywhere I want. Libyans could not.
    I never wrote that people were willing to die for FB! That would be crazy!

  • Anthony Mustacich

    This is the stupidest movie I have ever seen.. complete lies and blatant fabrications

  • Julien

    I like that the intellectuals are taking arms. In the U.S. the poor fight.