American Bedu: The Story of Carol Fleming, an American Spy (2014)
1h 31min · Documentary, Biography, Drama · 1 January 2014
Carol Fleming was a country-kid from Espyville PA, a high-school-dropout and teenage mother with only a GED when she started working as an office clerk for the CIA. But she wanted to be a spy, and became a very good one. She is the only Operations Officer in Agency history to win a prestigious award, two years in a row, for gathering foreign intelligence. But she quit right after 9/11 and just shy of her 20-year service (which would have insured a good pension) to marry a dashing Saudi diplomat and work for peace. But their lives were made complicated by Islamic law, and then both were diagnosed with cancer within months of one another in 2008. A tragic coincidence or something more sinister?
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