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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

I AM DOCU



You Don’t Like the Truth - 4 Days inside Guantanamo

Luc COTÉ, Patricio HENRIQUEZ

  • Canada
  • 2010
  • 100min
  • DigiBeta
  • color

Synopsis

This is a documentary about the youngest detainee at Guantanamo, a 16-year-old, Omar Khadr, who is also the only detainee with Western citizenship. On July 2002, US forces ambushed an al-Qaeda safety house in Afghanistan and detained Omar, a Canadian citizen, accusing him of murdering an American soldier during the ambush. When the public voice in Canada hardened, the Canadian government sent investigators to interview the boy for four days. The record of the interview was ordered by a Canadian court to be released to the public, and that surveillance camera recording is the main source of this film. Negative statements from the terrified detainee are captured in low quality and partitioned images from surveillance cameras, with commentaries and witnesses from the boy’s lawyer, psychologists, Canadian media, politicians and fellow detainees, yet the truth of incident is not clearly revealed. However, illegal torture and abuse, evidence of prejudice and madness of the Western world against the Islamic world are clearly depicted. Just like that, the truth lies not within the text, but somewhere ‘out there’. “You don’t like the truth,” the boy says to interrogators who coerce statements from him. Blurry images, vague statements from the boy, and the unclear facts of the incident leave the role of finding the truth to the audience. (KIM Young-woo)

Review

Director

  • Luc COTÉ

    Luc Côté has been directing and producing films since the age of fourteen. For the past 35 years, he has traveled extensively around the world, making social documentaries that capture the human spirit. Along with his work as a filmmaker, Luc teaches documentary film making at the International Film School of Cuba. Turning 32 (2010) Des Jeux Pour Tous (2008) Unexpected Neighbourgs (2007) 

  • Patricio HENRIQUEZ

    Patricio Henríquez worked as a director for Chilean television before moving to Montreal in 1974 after the overthrow of the Salvador Allende government. He has made numerous films since 1980, some of which have been awarded at international film festivals. Under the Hood, a Voyage into the World of Torture (2008) The Dark Side of the White Lady (2006) To Disobey(11) (2005)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerLuc COTÉ, Patricio HENRIQUEZ
  • Screenwriter Luc COTÉ, Patricio HENRIQUEZ
  • Cinematography Luc COTÉ, Patricio HENRIQUEZ
  • Editor Andrea HENRIQUEZ
  • Sound Luc COTÉ, Patricio HENRIQUEZ

Distributor / World Sales

Distribution / World Sales  Les Films Adobe Inc.

Address  70 St-Cyril, Montréal, BC, H2V1H8, Canada

Tel  1 514 576 1668

E-mail  lucaslado@videotron.ca​