Point and Shoot

2015 • 83 minutes
130 reviews
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In 2006, Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, left home in Baltimore and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” He 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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130 reviews
Jose Lopez
October 30, 2015
This guy should go back to Libya with hes militia friends or a should i say rats please people dont buy this crap dont support extremist groups or people who have help them and call them heroes which their not
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March 25, 2015
But seriously also he wasn't a fighter just a film maker. Its still a more epic adventure than I've ever had. Very good point on all videogamers adventures being virtual and taking the leap into something real.
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Jeremy S
June 5, 2015
If you're a Soldier you will hate this, he's the exact kind of d-bag that would get people smoked during a rescue. Who is he to think he should have a part in a revolution he does not understand?
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