The Search for Gaddafi’s Billions

A BBC Storyville Production
BBC Storyville & VPRO/NPO are the lead commissioners, and the film is co-produced with ZDF/Arte and Brook Lapping in association with Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
Greg Sanderson, Director, London Television, Zinc Media Group, says: “Enigmatic in life, it is no surprise that Gaddafi’s legacy is a tale of intrigue and violence. This film follows a deadly trail, covering large parts of the world, to find the missing billions. Our films are renowned for uncovering the real events behind modern history’s key moments. This film is no exception and we expect it to build on its strong pre-sales to garner strong international interest.”

 

Mandy Chang, Commissioning Editor BBC Storyville, adds: “The dark story of Muammar al-Gaddafi, and what happened to the billions he amassed and stashed outside Libya during his lifetime is shrouded in mystery.  As the Libyan people, robbed of vast reserves that Gaddafi took for himself, remain impoverished and locked in a power vacuum, two competing groups mount a hunt for the twelve and a half billion dollars, that Gaddafi hid in South Africa.

 

The Search for Gaddafi’s Billions (working title; 90 minutes) will follow Dutch journalists Misha Wessel and Thomas Blom as they attempt to locate and determine what happened to the late Libyan leader’s stockpile of cash by entering into a mysterious world of spies, special forces and political insiders
Featured throughout the documentary are insights from Gaddafi’s exiled confidants,
a mercenary only willing to meet in an underground parking garage, and a spy “who holds vital information.”
 

The Search For Gaddafi’s Billions

 

 
VPRO/NPO are the lead commissioners, and the film is coproduced with ZDF/Arte and Brook Lapping in association with Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion.
The Search for Gaddafi’s Billions is executive produced by Brook Lapping’s Greg Sanderson and Karen Edwards. The film was commissioned by BBC4′s Mandy Chang, commissioning editor for ‘Storyville’.