The revolt began with the arrest of a human rights lawyer who was advocating for the victims of the massacre in the Abu Salim prison in Libya where 1200 people were killed. A non-violent revolution, the story of the downfall of the dictator Gaddafi is outlined through the actions of Libyans who captured the city of Benghazi. No detail is left out in this enhanced DVD series that contains footage of the inspiring actions of ordinary people who demonstrated time and time again their willingness to sacrifice their lives to free their nation. The triumph of Benghazi rising is a sobering account of a voluntary populist revolt that took sustenance from the heroic efforts of Libyans, all the while shunning foreign intervention with the exception of a request for no-fly zone over their country. The aspirations of the leaders of the Benghazi revolt were realized after they successfully fought and routed the country's military. Soon after, a corner-stone of democracy, namely a free press was established in Libya along with compensation for the missing and dead of the revolution which ended the reign of one of the region's worst rulers, Muamar Gaddafi.
Libya: Benghazi Rising Enhanced DVD ISBN: 978-1-61753-176-7 Run Time: 51 Minutes Copyright Date: 2011 CC