The Oath 2010 Ages 15+

11.00AM Sun 11 Mar 2018 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay, The Oath tells the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military commissions. We enter the story in a taxicab in Yemen. Here we meet Abu as he transports passengers through the chaotic streets of Yemen's capital city, Sana'a. Salim is the film's "ghost" protagonist. His seven-year captivity at Guantanamo is narrated through his prison letters. Following the story of these two men, The Oath takes the viewer on a journey that leads to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, Guantanamo Bay Prison, FBI interrogations, and the US Supreme Court.' Praxis Films

Screens with Laura Poitras's short film Death of a Prisoner 2013 (9 mins).

CREDITS

HD VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, 90 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ARABIC (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: LAURA POITRAS / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: KIRSTEN JOHNSON, LAURA POITRAS / EDITOR: JONATHAN OPPENHEIM / MUSIC: OSVALDO GOLIJOV / PRODUCTION CO: PRAXIS FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CAT&DOCS