Guantánamo Bay

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The Mauritanian review – in limbo in Guantánamo with Tahar Rahim
This adaptation of a post-9/11 prisoner’s memoir is strong on procedural drama but blunted by stylised torture scenes

Simran Hans

04, Apr, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Mauritanian review – fence-sitting Guantánamo drama provides few answers
This painfully worthy adaptation of former inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s diary stars only good guys, and is hand-wringingly self congratulatory

Peter Bradshaw

31, Mar, 2021 @11:14 AM

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‘We don’t live in a world of goodies and baddies, do we?’ The true story behind The Mauritanian
Mohamedou Ould Slahi was tortured and detained without charge in Guantánamo for 14 years. Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch discuss bringing his memoir to life

Steve Rose

26, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Film-maker Kevin Macdonald: 'Oprah shaped America, but she's unexamined'
The Oscar-winning director on his new real-life tale about a Guantánamo Bay detainee, his fears for the future of cinema, and turning the spotlight on Oprah

Tim Lewis

14, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Guantánamo, torture and friendship: how we made My Brother's Keeper
The film-maker behind the Bafta-longlisted Guardian documentary on how it came together and transcended stereotypes

Laurence Topham

01, Mar, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Do good things come to those who wait?
Friendship blossoms in one of the most inhospitable places on the planet – plus all the week’s reasons to be hopeful

Mark Rice-Oxley

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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How many principles have we scrapped since 9/11? A new Guantánamo film reminds us | Shami Chakrabarti
The Mauritanian tells the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, whose plight has left a stain on ideas of Anglo-American justice, says former shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti

24, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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My Brother’s Keeper: a former Guantánamo detainee's unlikely friendship with his guard
Mohamedou Ould Salahi and one of his former guards, Steve Wood, reunite in Mauritania 13 years after last seeing each other, rekindling an unlikely relationship that profoundly changed their lives.

Laurence Topham, Lindsay Poulton, Tom Silverstone, Charlie Phillips and Mustafa Khalili

23, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Harrowing ordeal of Guantánamo prisoner comes to the big screen
The Mauritanian tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was held in the notorious prison for 14 years without charge or trial

Dalya Alberge

03, Jan, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Guantánamo’s last inmates detect a glimmer of hope after 19 years inside
Closing the notorious prison facility on Cuba will be complex and politically thankless. Is Joe Biden prepared to take it on?

Julian Borger in Washington

13, Dec, 2020 @7:45 AM

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'It breaks my heart': Uighurs wrongfully held at Guantánamo plead to be with families
Salahidin Abdulahad, Khalil Mamut and Ayoub Mohammed are desperate to be reunited with their children in Canada

Leyland Cecco

07, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'It’s a place where they try to destroy you': why concentration camps are still with us
The long read: Mass internment camps did not begin or end with the Nazis – today they are everywhere from China to Europe to the US. How can we stop their spread?

Daniel Trilling

02, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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