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The Resource Gaddafi's gamble, produced by Mary Ann Jolley, (electronic resource)

Gaddafi's gamble, produced by Mary Ann Jolley, (electronic resource)

Label
Gaddafi's gamble
Title
Gaddafi's gamble
Statement of responsibility
produced by Mary Ann Jolley
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For decades an enemy of the West, Libya is now desperately trying to rejoin the rest of the world. It is using its vast oil reserves -- to woo back former foes especially the United States. Gaddafi s Gamble asks: why now? The film explores the recent history of Libya, isolated since Colonel Gaddafi seized power thirty-five years ago. The dictator squandered Libya s oil wealth; its economy is in ruins after years of bankrolling terrorists and dubious African liberation movements. Many Libyans are poor and increasingly angry about their situation. Professor George Joffe, Cambridge University, comments that Gaddafi has had to change his policies in order to keep his regime in power. He has accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing, paid compensation to the victims families, dismantled his nuclear weapons program, and renounced terrorism. He even claims to be moving Libya from socialism to capitalism, hoping he can generate a new market economy that is in tune with his mercurial one-man rule. To this end, he recently reinstated Shukri Ghanem, a respected official at OPEC, and ordered him to revitalize the economy. The film includes interviews with Seif Gaddafi, the Colonel s influential son and heir apparent and Ashur Shamis, one of Libya s leading dissidents. Exiled in London, Shamis is disdainful about the Colonel s claims to democracy, claiming Gaddafi and his cronies want to keep the political status quo; those who have been associated with killing, repression and torture are still active in the government. Amnesty International s latest report says hundreds of political prisoners have disappeared and Libya is ruled by a climate of fear
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jolley, Mary Ann
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
35
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qaddafi, Muammar
  • Libya
Target audience
general
Label
Gaddafi's gamble, produced by Mary Ann Jolley, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630799
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630799/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (35 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209940
  • (OCoLC)747796033
Video recording format
other
Label
Gaddafi's gamble, produced by Mary Ann Jolley, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630799
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630799/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (35 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209940
  • (OCoLC)747796033
Video recording format
other

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