When: Thursday 12th January, from 6:30-9:00 pm
Where: The Curzon Cinema, Screen3 (Soho) 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY
On 9 June 2006, three Guantanamo detainees mysteriously died inside the base. The prison authorities claimed that the detainees had taken their own lives. The parents of the detainees knew their sons were killed.
This is the horrifying story about one of the deceased, Yasser Al-Zahrani from Saudi Arabia. He was only 17 years old when he was kidnapped and shipped to Guantanamo in 2002. His father has filed a case against Donald Rumsfeld; “They tortured him. Then they killed him and returned him to me in a box, cut up.”
The Norweigen filmmaker, Erling Borgen, has been to seven countries and worked for three years with this documentary. He interviews released Guantanamo detainees, lawyers representing the Guantanamo prisoners, and describes a father’s struggle to find out the truth about what happened to his son.
The film features former Guantanamo prisoners Omar Deghayes, Moazzam Begg, Al Jazeera’s Sami al-Hajj, survivor of the brutal massacre at Qala-i-Jangi, Walid al-Hajj, and Colonel Talal al-Zahrani, father of Yasser.
A Question & Answer session will follow the film. The panel includes the film director Erling Borgen, Yasser’s father Colonel Talal al-Zahrani, CagePrisoners Director and former detainee Moazzam Begg, and Reprieve Legal Director Cori Crider. Although the event is free, tickets must be booked in advanced: Click here for booking information.
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