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The Oath


The Oath

The Oath tells the story of Abu Jandal, former bodyguard to Osama bin Laden, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo and the first man to face trial by the controversial military tribunals. Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo, The Oath portrays the family drama of two men who’s fateful meeting in 1996 took them on a voyage leading them to Bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Prison and the Supreme Court of the USA. The film starts when Salim Hamdan responds to accusations of war crimes at Guantanamo, where he has spent seven years since his arrest following 9/11. Abu Jandal is a free man who drives his taxi in the streets of San’a, the capital of Yemen.

Año: 2010
Origen: Estados Unidos
Dirección: Laura Poitras
Producción: Laura Poitras / Praxis Film, The Independent Television Service
Fotografía: Kirsten Johnson, Laura Poitras
Música: Osvaldo Golijov
Montaje: Jonathan Oppenheim
Duración: 96 min.
Contacto: Cat & Docs
Teléfono: 33 1 44 59 63 53

Festival de Sundance (2010): Mejor Fotografía (Categoría Documentales Estadounidenses)
Festival de Edimburgo (2010): Premio al Mejor Documental
Festival de Cine Independiente de Boston (2010): Mejor Documental
Festival de Berlín (2010): Sección Oficial
Festival de San Sebastián (2010): Sección “Zabaltegi”