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The Guantanamo Trap

In 2006, Murat Kurnaz was released from Guantanamo Bay after being detained for 5 years without trial. The same year, Matthew Diaz, a Navy lawyer was sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment for leaking the names of the detainees to a human rights organization. Four years earlier, 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 legal grey zone of Guantanamo, notions of good and evil, right and wrong lose their meaning.


"The Guantanamo Trap not only makes for terrific documentary cinema; it does a tremendous journalistic service." - Guy Dixon, Globe and Mail

"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." - Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

Director: Thomas Wallner
Cast: Diane E. Beaver, Gonzalo Boye, Matt Diaz
Year: 2011
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: Frence
Distributor: Kinosmith

Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR


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