British Guantanamo Bay film premieres in Berlin

14th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

14 February 2006, BERLIN - The plight of detainees held at the US Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects was relived in a powerful film documenting which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival Tuesday.

14 February 2006

BERLIN - The plight of detainees held at the US Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects was relived in a powerful film documenting which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival Tuesday.

"The Road to Guantanamo" by British directors Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross documents the nightmare which unfolded for a group of young British Muslims who were picked up in Afghanistan following the American bombing and dispatched to the US prison in Cuba.

"The film tries to tell their story," Winterbottom told a packed press conference following the movie's screening. "We are trying to show what happened to them from their point of view.

"They are normal people simply caught up in events," said Winterbottom.

"I don't care what they think," said Winterbottom when asked how he thought the British and American governments would react to the film.

DPA

Subject: German news

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