Gitmo: The New Rules of War


1h 22m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Investigates Guantanamo Bay, the American army base in Cuba where 637 suspects of terrorism have been detained, and what exactly is going on in "Gitmo," as insiders call the base. Interviews are alternated with brazenly inserted speeches by Bush, Bin Laden and Donald Rumsfeld. A former prisoner, the

Film Details

Also Known As
Gitmo
Release Date
2006
Location
Cuba

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

Synopsis

Investigates Guantanamo Bay, the American army base in Cuba where 637 suspects of terrorism have been detained, and what exactly is going on in "Gitmo," as insiders call the base. Interviews are alternated with brazenly inserted speeches by Bush, Bin Laden and Donald Rumsfeld. A former prisoner, the Swedish citizen Mehdi Ghezali, still does not want to talk about his time in Gitmo, but an English friend does. The interrogation methods were unusual, to say the least. The quest for the truth brings the filmmakers via the Abu Ghraib prison--yet another emotionally charged name--to the world of war outsourcing, Romanian mercenaries and to the story of an American general and former commander at Guantanamo who was dismissed for being "too nice."

Film Details

Also Known As
Gitmo
Release Date
2006
Location
Cuba

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) May 25-June 18, 2006.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) May 25-June 18, 2006.)