A home movie from 2005, discovered in Tripoli this week, shows Muammar Gaddafi in light-hearted mood as he plays with his granddaughter and grandson at his Bab al-Aziziya compound.

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Film obtained by the Reuters news agency in Tripoli shows deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi relaxing with his family at his Bab al-Aziziya compound in 2005.

Gaddafi is shown as a loving grandfather, playing and joking with his grandchildren as his son Saadi films the family gathering.

At the start of the film, Gaddafi engages in an exchange with his granddaughter.

Gaddafi
I am your friend. I am your friend.
Granddaughter
Urrrrrgh.
Gaddafi
Do you not love me? Do you not love me?
Granddaughter
No!
Gaddafi
Why? Then, do you hate me? Am I not good? Am I not sweet?
Granddaughter
No!
Gaddafi
Who is the sweet one then? Who is the sweet one then? Tell me, who is the sweet one?
Granddaughter
Ssshhhh, silent, keep quiet!
Gaddafi
I will not keep quiet.
Gaddafi
Yes, this is good. Speak properly. They are listening to what we say, speak properly!
Granddaughter
Fever
Gaddafi
Do I have a fever?
(pretends to cry)
Gaddafi
Do we go for a sting?
Granddaughter
No, No!
Gaddafi
How is your grandfather Khuwaildie? Do you give him a thumbs up or thumbs down?
Granddaughter
(makes a gesture of thumbs up)
Gaddafi
What about your grandfather Al Fateh (referring to himself)?
Granddaughter
(makes a gesture of thumbs up)
Gaddafi
By God, it is good this time!
Gaddafi
Did you not tell me last time that grandfather Al Fateh is..(makes a thumbs down gesture)
Granddaughter
No, No!
Gaddafi
Who told you to give a thumbs up to grandfather Al Fateh?
Granddaughter
(gives a thumbs up again)

The whereabouts of Colonel Gaddafi are presently unknown.

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