The Guantanamo Trap (2011)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Canada, Germany, Switzerland  |  
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Filmmaker Thomas Selim Wallner profiles four disturbing cases concerning the controversial US military penitentiary in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in this eye-opening documentary. In 2006, German prisoner Murat Kurnaz was released from Guantanamo Bay after five years. A man of Turkish descent, Kurnaz was brutally tortured during his time behind bars, yet never tried for any crime. The same year Kurnaz regained his freedom, US Navy Judge Advocate Matthew Diaz was sent to the military prison for six months. His crime: making public the names of the many detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay. Meanwhile, "The Torture Memo" author Diane Beaver, found herself at the center of a high profile scandal as a direct result of that controversial legal paper. Meanwhile, Spanish attorney Gonzalo Boyle launches a powerful campaign to hold the U.S. government accountable for their actions at Guantanamo Bay.



book, Cuba, detainment, freedom, prison