The Guantanamo Trap

2011

The Guantanamo Trap

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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.

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  • It brings perspective to this carefully paced story of four very different individuals whose lives have been forever changed by their relationship with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

    Mar 30, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The Guantanamo Trap not only makes for terrific documentary cinema; it does a tremendous journalistic service.

    Mar 30, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Tough The Guantanamo Trap is not as compelling as its predecessors, this Canadian-Swiss-German co-pro forces us to see the military prison in Cuba from a fresh angle-by focusing on four individuals who do not fit the profile of the usual suspects.

    Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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