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Title Hot Docs: The Road To Guantanamo / Director: Whitecross, Mat
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2006
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Summary Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Michael Winterbottom and first time feature director Mat Whitecross chronicle the terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Known as the Tipton Three, in reference to their home town in Britain, the three were eventually returned to Britain and released, still having had no formal charges ever made against them at any time during their ordeal. The film has already engendered significant controversy due to its critical stance towards the US and British governments. Part documentary, part dramatisation, the film chronicles the sequence of events that led from the trio setting out from Tipton in the British Midlands for a wedding in Pakistan, to their crossing the Afghanistan border just as the US began their invasion, to their eventual capture by the Northern Alliance and their imprisonment in Camp X-Ray and later at Camp Delta in Guantanamo. Trivia: Two of the actors (Riz Ahmed and Farhad Harun) and two of the ex-detainees were detained temporarily and interrogated at the airport by British police returning from the Berlinale-festival after winning the Silver Bear
Event Broadcast 2011-08-23 at 22:05:00
Notes Classification: MA
Subject Detention of persons.
Guanta?namo Bay Detention Camp.
Military prisons.
Political prisoners.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
Cuba -- Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
Form Streaming video
Author Ahmed, Riz, cast
Harun, Farhad, cast
Iqbal, Shahid, cast
Siddiqui, Waqar, cast
Usman, Arfan, cast
Whitecross, Mat, director
Winterbottom, Michael, director