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Beauty Will Save the World

Television (Excerpts) – 2003

Against the backdrop of Colonel Gaddafi’s attempted reconciliation with the West, this Pietra Brettkelly-directed doco captures a bizarre manifestation of the new international face of Libya: the predominantly Muslim country’s first beauty contest. In these excerpts, 24 unsure models arrive in Tripoli. As devout Muslim women watch on, and an English journalist struggles to contain incredulity, political realities emerge (eg military fatigues will be replacing bikinis). But will a requirement for contestants to wear Gaddafi t-shirts be a step too far for some?

I’m just concerned they took my passport and I haven’t got it back it yet.
– Teca Zendik (Miss Net USA)

Key Cast & Crew

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Cushla Dillon

Editor

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Pietra Brettkelly

Director, Producer, Writer, Narrator

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Mike Bayliss

Sound Mix

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Bella Erikson

Post-Production Supervisor

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Anthony Nevison

Composer

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David Ambler

Associate Producer

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