The Mauritanian (2021)

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Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan who battle the U.S. government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch, uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.

Walking the line between political bureaucracy and inhumane torture, The Mauritanian is the true story that tries so hard to be a damning critique of the American response to 9//11 yet comes up so standard in its staging. Based on the memoir Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Salahi, the film...Read more