The Colonel's Stray Dogs (2021)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 14m

For over 40 years Ashur Shamis was a member of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood and Colonel Gadaffi’s enemy-number-one in exile with a $1m bounty on his head. His dream of a ‘free’ Libya almost cost him his life and his family. When the 2011 revolution rid the country of their 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 Gadaffi left.


Khalid Shamis


Steven Markovitz


Khalid Shamis


Arabic, English


Libya, South Africa, United Kingdom