The Oath

Oath

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Photography: Kirsten Johnson, Laura Poitras
Editing: Jonathan Oppenheim
Sound: Damian Volpe, Dominic Tavella
Music: Osvaldo Golijov
Color: Colour
Language: Arabic, English
Synopsis

1 jihad 2 American dream 3 pictures from Guantanamo 4 in the Yemeni capital 5 two men accused of terrorism 6 both embody Western image of terrorists 7 film looks at the ambiguity of personalities 8 prisoner speaks through archival video, photographs and letters 9 at one point charismatic religious extremist; at another, pacifist 10 micro-macro documentary in which individual stories stand for big issues

Osama bin Ladin's driver Salim Hamdan is imprisoned at the American base at Guantanamo; his brother-in-law managed to escape and today makes a living as a taxi driver - the evocative stories of two men embodying the state of the world after September 11.

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Festival edition: 2010
Sections: Opus bonum
Exhibition format: DigiBeta PAL
Subtitle languages: English

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