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Weinsteins Acquire Gaddafi Documentary

Written by: FFT Webmaster | May 25th, 2012

The Weinstein Company has acquired domestic rights to THE OATH OF TOBRUK, a documentary about the fall of Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi. French philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri Levy made the film during the months of conflict and unrest in Libya, chronicling both what transpired within Libya and the actions of others across the globe. Studio 37, which helped fund last year’s Oscar winner THE ARTIST, produced the film with Margo Cinema and Arte. It screens this evening in Cannes with four key members of the Libyan revolution in attendance. “This wonderful movie shows Bernard-Henri Levy’s incredible courage and the strength of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and also highlights the invaluable leadership from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,” TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. “American audiences will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how our government and the French government worked together to stop the slaughter of innocent civilians and brilliantly handled the overthrow of a government.”

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