| Contact us! | QADDAFI’S FEMALE BODYGUARDS: SHADOWS OF A LEADER United Kingdom – United States – Libya Documentaries of the World2004 / DVD / Colour / 60 min PRODUCTION TEAMDirector : Rania AjamiScript : Photography : Rania Ajami, Micah SchafferEditor : Rania Ajami, Stephanos GeroulanosCast : Back QADDAFI’S FEMALE BODYGUARDS: SHADOWS OF A LEADERThis documentary investigates the unique phenomenon of Qaddafi’s elite female bodyguard corps and the tensions these women embody: tensions between Islam, modernization in a nomadic society, a militarist feminism and an urban anti-Western dictatorship. What sort of life do these women lead, what is their political position, and how has it evolved over the past 25 years? Using original and archival footage, and unparalleled access to sites and persons in Libya, this two-year effort challenges Western stereotypes of the Arab female. Rania AjamiRania Ajami was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Lebanese parents of different faiths. She graduated from Princeton University in 2001 and worked in the theatre as assistant director to Richard Foreman. Her short films Intangent (2002), Graceland (2003) and Katalog (2004) all deal with modern identity and alternative realities. September 03, 2004 ? 16:20:00 ? CINÉMA PARISIEN 3 ? P3.03.5 ? September 05, 2004 ? 15:10:00 ? CINÉMA PARISIEN 3 ? P3.05.4 ?
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