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At first glance, Matthew VanDyke—a shy Baltimore native with a sheltered upbringing and a tormenting OCD diagnosis—is the last person you’d imagine on the front lines of the 2011 Libyan revolution. But after finishing grad school and escaping the U.S. for "a crash course in manhood," a winding path leads him just there. Motorcycling across North Africa and the Middle East and spending time as an embedded journalist in Iraq, Matthew lands in Libya, forming an unexpected kinship with a group of young men who transform his life. Matthew joins his friends in the rebel army against Gaddafi, taking up arms (and a camera). Along the way, he is captured and held in solitary confinement for six terrifying months. Academy Award®–nominated director Marshall Curry brilliantly captures Matthew's remarkable story.

-Liza Domnitz
@film Information
Year: 2014
Length: 83 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Marshall Curry
Screenwriter: Marshall Curry
Producer: Marshall Curry, Matthew VanDyke, Elizabeth Martin
Editor: Marshall Curry
Associate Producer: Daniel Koehler
Cinematographer: Matthew VanDyke, Alan Jacobsen
Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry, Vijay Vaidyanathan
Composer: James Baxter
Animation: Joe Posner
Additional Editing: Matthew Hamachek
Assistant Editor: Dan Koehler
Cast: Matthew VanDyke
Press Contacts

Print Source
Daniel Koehler
Marshall Curry Productions, LLC
Brooklyn, 11215
Phone: 718 499 6400

Press Contact
Adam J. Segal
The 2050 Group
New Yorn, 10036
Phone: 202 422 4673

Executive Producer
Vijay Vaidyanathan

US Sales Contact
Andrew Herwitz
The Film Sales Company
New York, 10016
Phone: 212 481 5020

International Sales Contact
Annie Roney
Ro*Co Films
Sausalito, 94965
Phone: 415 332 6471

International Sales Contact
Cristine Dewey
Ro*Co Films
Sausalito, 94965
Phone: 415 332 6471

Special Note

This film is co-presented by:

About the Director(s)
Marshall Curry got his start directing, shooting, and editing with the highly-acclaimed Street Fight (2005), which was nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. His next film, Racing Dreams (2009), won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. Curry’s third documentary, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, won the Sundance Film Festival award for Best Documentary Editing and was nominated for an Academy Award. Curry was Executive Producer of Mistaken for Strangers, which was the opening night film at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.



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