THE GUANTANAMO TRAP

a film by Thomas S. Wallner

THE GUANTANAMO TRAP

Germany | 2011 | 90:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
In August 2006, Murat Kurnaz was released from the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He had been detained for 5 years, without trial. In the same year, Matthew Diaz, Judge Advocate for the Navy was sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment for passing on the names of the detainees to a human rights organisation. Four years earlier, in 2002, Judge Advocate Diane Beaver was also deployed in Guantanamo. Here, she became the author of a legal memorandum that would later be nicknamed: the torture memo. Three encounters with Guantanamo, three individuals, whose lives will be forever changed. Their stories are exemplary and yet unique. The roles they played are ambiguous, the usual definition of victim and perpetrator is secondary. In the maelstrom that is Guantanamo, in the free falling of a lawless space beyond the Geneva convention, beyond International jurisdiction - notions of good and evil, right and wrong loose their meaning.
No one escapes Guantanamo unscathed. Not the law, neither morale - and certainly not the people. The film tells the story of the people and depicts their search for a life after Guantanamo.


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Cast and Crew
  • Director Thomas S. Wallner
Original Languages

German

English

Turkish

Spanish

Production Company
First Hand Films
Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8050 Z├╝rich

Phone: +41 44 3122060

stories@firsthandfilms.com
https://www.firsthandfilms.com
Co-Production Company
zero one film GmbH
Germany
www.zeroone.de
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