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Even before the film's release, Hollywood director Michael Bay's new action movie is stirring controversy among government officials and residents of Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against dictator Moammar Qadhafi.Set for release in January 2016, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" depicts the events of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate that killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Based only on the trailer, which has recently made rounds on Libya's social media, Benghazi locals and officials slammed "Transformers" director Bay for his unreleased film, calling it an "insult" to the North African nation.The film follows a group of ex-military security contractors trying to save U.S. lives in a dusty and hostile Benghazi.It was shared by hundreds calling for a boycott of the "cheap" movie.One Libyan blogger sees the film as being more about U.S. politics than Libya.
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