For over 40 years, Ashur Shamis was Colonel Gaddafi’s enemy number one in exile. His dream of a “free” Libya almost cost him his life. Ashur’s son questions the choices his father made.
Ashur Shamis was a member of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood and Colonel Gaddafi’s enemy number one in exile with a million-dollar bounty on his head. His dream of a “free” Libya almost cost him his life and family. When the 2011 revolution rid the country of its dictator, Ashur finally returned home to a hero’s welcome, but soon found a land vastly different to the one he left. As Libya slipped into civil war, he was rejected by the new country and found himself exiled once again. His dream of Libya now distorted, Ashur’s son uncovers a dangerous past and questions the choices his father made to inherit the mess Gaddafi left.