Al Jazeera to broadcast Guantanamo film
Doha, January 11, 2012
A hard-hitting documentary about the last remaining Westerner in Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr, will get its first global airing on Al Jazeera English next week.
The channel made the announcement today on the 10th anniversary of the prison’s establishment.
“Four Days in Guantanamo” is based on CCTV footage of Canadian agents interrogating their citizen Khadr, who has been imprisoned since July 2002 when he was just 15 years old. The film features interviews with US military personnel, the Canadian journalist who pushed for the release of the footage, as well as Khadr’s family and legal counsel.
The film airs on January 18, almost three years to the day of President Obama’s promise to shut Guantanamo within a year, a statement said.
Paul Eedle, director of programmes at Al Jazeera English, said: “This is a very strong film that we are pleased to bring to our viewers. The raw, split-screen CCTV material together with supporting interviews makes for a disturbing insight into way intelligence agents from a Western democracy behaved in Guantanamo.” - TradeArabia News Service