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The Oath
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THE OATH
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Laura Poitras - THE OATH
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The Oath tells the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Oath is a family drama about two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a journey that would lead to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The film begins as Salim Hamdan is set to face war crime charges at Guantanamo, and Abu Jandal is a free man who drives a taxi in Yemen.
BIOGRAPHY
Boston, Massachusetts, 1964. His documentary Flag Wars (2003), co-directed with Linda Goode Bryant, won the Peabody Prize and Best Documentary Award at the SXSW Film Festival. My Country, My Country (2006) garnered an Oscar nomination as Best Documentary. The Oath is the second documentary in a trilogy entitled The New American Century on America post 9/11. He received the Excellence Award: US Documentary at Sundance Festival and was presented at the Berlinale Forum 2010, among others.
CAST & CREW
Director
Laura Poitras
Photography
Kirsten Johnson, Laura Poitras
Edition
Jonathan Oppenheim
Music
Osvaldo Golijov
Cast
Abu Jandal, Salim Hamdan
Running Time
96 m.
Country
USA
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