12 July 2012
Anthony reports from a solidarity action with a huge poster and Bradley Manning stickers at Amnesty film screening in London.
I went with the famous Bradley Manning sandwich board down to Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch to see the film on Omar Khadr: You don’t like the truth – Four Days inside Guantánamo. Terrific film and I highly recommend it.
Great film; very relevant to Bradley, particularly a US Lt. Col. lawyer appointed to defend “detainees” talking about his deep mistrust of the “justice” found in military tribunals and tribunals used dubiously and far too frequently. I wanted to stand up and applaud.
I took the opportunity to pass out tons of Bradley Manning stickers to a receptive crowd. Terrific solidarity links were made. All in all a good night!
More about the film
You don’t like the truth – Four Days Inside Guantánamo is a documentary based on security camera footage from the Guantánamo Bay prison.
The film documents an encounter between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and a child detainee, Omar Khadr, in Guantánamo. Based on seven hours of video footage declassified by the Canadian courts this documentary delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four day period. Maintaining the surveillance camera style this film analyses the political, legal and scientific aspects of a forced dialogue.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session with:
- Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison
- Aisha Maniar, London Guantánamo Campaign
- Danny Vannucchi, Security & Human Rights Campaigner for Amnesty International