By Emerson Gordon | Indiewire February 19, 2014 at 2:50PM
In an age where the most popular shows on television or in a Netflix queue deal with power and what it means to abuse it, a documentary about a dictator seems fitting. Juxtaposed against a period of uncertainty regarding controversies stemming from the Arab Spring and the fall of Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Showtime will premiere a new feature length documentary about his 40 years on the international stage called "Mad Dog: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi."
The documentary will provide an in-depth look into the tyrannical rule of one of the most sadistic dictators in recent history. Through interviews and exclusive access to his inner circle, "Mad Dog" will explore the make-up of a violent, and sometimes vulnerable, man, as told not by political talking heads, but by the people who knew him best, especially at a time when his rule was pulling in $1 billion in oil revenue.
"Mad Dog" is produced by Fresh One Productions for Showtime, and is directed, produced, and filmed by Christopher Olgiati ("Say Goodbye to the President"). The 90-minute documentary premieres April 11th, at 9 PM ET/PT, on Showtime.