The Guantanamo Trap
This haunting documentary tells the story of four people whose lives have been irrevocably changed by the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre.
This haunting documentary tells the story of four people whose lives have been irrevocably changed by the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre. In August 2006, Murat Kurnaz was released from the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He had been detained for five years, without trial. In the same year, Matthew Diaz, Judge Advocate for the Navy, was sentenced to six months of imprisonment for passing on the names of detainees to a human rights organisation. Four years earlier, in 2002, 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.’ Seven years later, in March 2009, Spanish lawyer Gonzalo Boye leads a criminal case against six former Bush administration officials for allegedly covering up the torture of inmates in Guantanamo Bay. Unable to let go of the past and forge a gratifying future, Kurnaz, Beaver, Diaz and Boye are immobilized by the weight of a not-too-distant history.
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