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BBC Storyville Orders Gaddafi Documentary From Brook Lapping

The U.Ok.’s BBC 4 has commissioned a feature-length documentary that may examine what turned of the Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s immense wealth within the aftermath of the Arab Spring, which ended his reign.

Produced by Brook Lapping, “The Seek for Gaddafi’s Billions” will air as a part of the BBC’s long-running documentary banner Storyville, and can comply with two Dutch journalists, Misha Wessel and Thomas Blom, as they enter the mysterious world of spies, particular forces and political insiders who’re looking Gaddafi’s money.

Broadcasters VPRO/NPO are the lead commissioners, and the 90-minute movie is co-produced with ZDF/Arte and Brook Lapping in affiliation with Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion. Brook Lapping is a part of Zinc Media Group.

Greg Sanderson, director of London Tv for Zinc Media Group, stated: “Enigmatic in life, it’s no shock that Gaddafi’s legacy is a story of intrigue and violence. This movie follows a lethal path, overlaying massive elements of the world, to seek out the lacking billions. Our movies are famend for uncovering the true occasions behind fashionable historical past’s key moments. This movie isn’t any exception and we anticipate it to construct on its sturdy pre-sales to garner sturdy worldwide curiosity.”

Mandy Chang, commissioning editor for BBC Storyville, stated: “The darkish story of Muammar al-Gaddafi, and what occurred to the billions he amassed and stashed outdoors Libya throughout his lifetime is shrouded in thriller. Because the Libyan individuals, robbed of huge reserves that Gaddafi took for himself, stay impoverished and locked in an influence vacuum, two competing teams mount a hunt for the twelve and a half billion {dollars}, that Gaddafi hid in South Africa.”

The documentary can be a part of a number of Storyville applications scheduled for this fall and winter. It’s govt produced by Greg Sanderson and Karen Edwards for Brook Lapping at Zinc Media Group and distributed globally by All3Media Worldwide.

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