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This "gripping non-fiction thriller" chronicles the true story of Matt VanDyke, a 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder who was captured by Gaddafi's forces after he embarked on a motocycle trip. 

Matt VanDyke left home in Baltimore in 2006 and bought a motorcycle and a video camera & began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East
Matt VanDyke left home in Baltimore in 2006 and bought a motorcycle and a video camera & began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Point and Shoot follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. 

While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in (and filmed) the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. 

 

Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.

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