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Description: Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross? "The Road to Guantanamo" is the terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the U.S: military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Known as the Tipton Three, in reference to their home town in Britain, the three were eventually returned to Britain and released, still no formal charges were made against them at any time during their ordeal.
The film has already engendered significant controversy due to its critical stance towards the American and British governments. Part documentary, part dramatization, the film chronicles the sequence of events that led from the trio setting out from Tipton in the British Midlands for a wedding in Pakistan, to their crossing the Afghanistan border just as the U.S. began its bombing campaign, to their eventual capture by the Northern Alliance and their imprisonment in Camp X-Ray and later at Camp Delta in Guantanamo.
Relevant Link(s): Salaam Books - Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and back
Date: Monday 15th of May 2008
All praise to the creator for their safe and sane return. And by Gods will they are practising the faith of Islam my Allah increase them in knowledge
Date: Monday 12th of May 2008
Name: Raziya Vellani
Why go to a country when you know there is political problem.