Libya's Film Industry Begins To Emerge From Qaddafi's Long Dark Night "There was no film-making culture here at all under [the late dictator]," says one director recently returned to the country. "He didn't want anybody to be more famous than him. Even the football players had just numbers on their shirts, because he didn't want anyone to know their names. He certainly wasn't going to let anybody be a film director."
The Guardian (UK) 10/01/12