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Gaddafi: The Endgame
The Long Road to Tripoli: part two
We follow a group of Libyan exiles as they take on Gaddafi's forces and make their way to a newly-liberated Tripoli.
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2011 14:17

When Libyans rose up against the 42-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan exiles living abroad were confronted by questions about who they are and what role they should play in their country's struggle for freedom. For many, the answer was clear: they wanted to be a part of their country's revolution.

The revolution would bring together Libyans from all walks of life. The Long Road to Tripoli is two one-hour documentaries that tell the story of a successful Libyan businessman who left the safety of London to go home, his son who had never before seen war and a property developer who became a revolutionary.

They joined a force of thousands of other ordinary Libyans fighting for freedom. Some had never before held a gun or come under fire. The road they all shared led to the same place and the same hope: to free Libyans from 42 years of Gaddafi's tyranny.

It is a story of extraordinary courage by ordinary people.

Written and directed by Anne Reevell of Moonbeam Films, these films offer a revealing behind-the-scenes account of a revolution, a slice of history in which people took back power.

"It's very rare that you get a ringside seat in history. I was lucky enough to see a revolution through the eyes of a remarkable group of people," says Reevell.

Part Two: The Long Road to Tripoli

The second film follows Ibrahim, his father, Abduladim, and fighters from the UK and Libya as they take on Gaddafi's forces in a battle for the strategic town of Kikla in the Western Mountains.

As they meet prominent Libyans in Tunisia who are planning for a post-Gaddafi Libya, the news comes in that the revolution has started in Tripoli. Within days, Gaddafi's compound is overrun.

As they make it all the way to the newly-liberated Tripoli, Ibrahim and Abduladim explore Gaddafi's compound, which is near to their former family home, but when they return to their house they discover that it has been badly damaged during the fight for Tripoli.

 
Part two of The Long Road to Tripoli can be seen from Thursday, December 15, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2000; Friday: 1200; Saturday: 0100; Sunday: 0600; Monday: 2000; Tuesday: 1200; Wednesday: 0100; Thursday: 0600.

Click here for more on Al Jazeera's Gaddafi: The Endgame series.
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