Matt VanDyke went on an incredible journey, to grow up. He was a timid 26-year-old who was living with his mom who would cook his food and do his laundry. Something need to change.
He left his home in Baltimore and set off on what he described as a “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a multi-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Norther Africa and the Middle East.
Through his travels he found himself in Libya making friends. He struck an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie.
Unfortunately this was bad timing to be in Libya, a revolution broke out. Matt joined his friend in the fight against the dictator Mummer Gaddafi. Armed with a gun and a camera, Matt fought in the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months.
This documentary is a stunning feat of personal personal transformation. Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, you should definitely check out POINT AND SHOOT.