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The trailer for my new documentary #film "Point and Shoot" about how I became a freedom fighter in #Libya . The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. #tribecafilmfestival   #tribecafilmfest2014  
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Tonight I will be at the Apple Store in SoHo, New York, NY for a "Meet the Filmmakers" Tribeca Film Festival event for my #documentary  film "Point and Shoot." Stop and say hello, and ask me your questions about the  #film ! #applestore   #tribecafilmfestival  http://www.apple.com/retail/tribeca/
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The world premiere of my new #film  "Point and Shoot" at Tribeca Film Festival is tonight. Thank you everyone who has encouraged and supported me over the years to help make today possible! http://www.matthewvandyke.com/films/point-and-shoot/
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Excited for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of my new #film  about my experiences during the war in #Libya , Point and Shoot, on April 19. #tribecafilmfestival  https://tribecafilminstitute.org/films/detail/point_and_shoot
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My new #documentary  film "Point and Shoot" will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19. The  #film  is about my years of traveling by motorcycle in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, and how my experiences during those years transformed me into someone who chose to join the rebels and fight against the Gaddafi regime in #Libya , and my experiences during the war. There will be four screenings of "Point and Shoot" at Tribeca Film Festival and I will be present at each screening, so stop by and say hello. #tribecafilmfestival  
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Having suffered in solitary confinement for nearly six months as a prisoner of war in #Libya , I know what some of the men in this film have gone through. Solitary confinement is torture and should be banned.
Filmmaker Dan Edge knew he had to make a documentary about solitary confinement after the head of Colorado's prison system was murdered. Edge had gotten to know Tom Clements while working on a film about veterans struggling with PTSD, some of whom...
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Weird #Assad  campaign strategy in #Syria : "As the government announced the election date, opposition activists reported more barrel bombs raining down on neighborhoods across Syria." #worldnews
As more reports of bloodshed and chaos emerged from Syria on Monday, the government announced it will hold presidential elections on June 3.
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I don't find this weird at all.  Assad posting his face all over the place and threatening to be the next President of Syria again is nothing less than a silent "weapon of war."  The People of Syria are already faced with so many  "Terrors of the Wait" but this terror of the wait is one that will "come and stay" unlike others that "come and can be avoided," "come and leave," or unfortunately "come and kill then leave."  The thought of Assad coming and staying for any longer than necessary, and by someones choice is almost more than anyone could bear.  Of course any election will be totally fixed with forged ballots, so any election wi be meaningless.
 
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The #documentary  film about #Syria  "Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" is now available with #Persian  subtitles. I hope people in #Iran  are inspired by what they see in the #film .
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Vulture has named my new #film  "Point and Shoot" as one of the best films to see at Tribeca Film Festival. I hope many of you will be able to attend and see all of these great films. #tribecafilmfestival  
Tribeca has become a festival where you go to see some of the most exciting documentary work around.
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"'The gruesome images of corpses bearing marks of starvation, strangulation and beatings and today’s chilling briefing indicate that the Assad regime has carried out systematic, widespread and industrial killing,' said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power after seeing the photos at a closed meeting of the Security Council." #Syria   #worldnews   #worldnewsnow  
Horrific images of corpses from Syria’s civil war, including shriveled bodies of detainees starved to death and others with their eyes gouged out, were among some 55,000 photographs smuggled out of Syria and presented at the United Nations Tuesday.
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Freedom Fighter and prisoner of war in the Libyan Revolution, North Africa and Middle East Expert, Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker
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Freedom Fighter and Prisoner of War in the 2011 Libyan Revolution. Director of the award-winning documentary film "Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution." The film "Point and Shoot" is about some of my life story.
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  • Georgetown University
    Security Studies, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Political Science, 1999 - 2002
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