1. You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo
  2. This documentary is painfully stark yet utterly magnetic, You Don't Like the
  3. Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo presents excerpts from the 2003 interrogation of
  4. the 16-year-old Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen accused of killing an American
  5. soldier during a firefight in an Afghan village.
  6. Working from seven hours of recently declassified tapes, the Montreal-based
  7. filmmakers Luc Cote and Patricio Henriquez have assembled an even-tempered
  8. glimpse behind a very dark curtain. What we see is a blurry, black-streaked
  9. box, the faces of Mr. Khadr's Canadian interrogators hidden behind cartoonish
  10. smudges. This gives them a disturbingly jaunty look as they fiddle with an
  11. asthmatic air-conditioner and proffer cartons of fast food, their fake bonhomie
  12. soon descending into psychological cruelty.
  13. As the teenager, realizing that the Canadians are not there to help him but to
  14. extract evidence for his American prosecutors, arcs from elation through crushing
  15. disappointment, a gallery of observers comments on his predicament. While raising
  16. many more questions than they answer, these voices -- including former cellmates,
  17. lawyers, a psychiatrist and Mr. Khadr's mother and oldest sister -- serve a higher
  18. purpose than simple guilt or innocence. A deeply remorseful former United States
  19. Army interrogator may describe himself as a "monster," but his behavior, we
  20. now suspect, was neither anomalous nor unsanctioned.
  21. Briefly illuminating what one commenter calls the "legal black hole" of Guantanamo
  22. Bay, "You Don't Like the Truth" cleverly employs voyeuristic techniques to unveil
  23. hidden atrocities. In the film's most powerful section, Mr. Khadr (now 25 and
  24. serving an eight-year sentence after a 2010 plea deal) begs for protection and
  25. cries out for his mother while the observers join him on screen, watching his
  26. torment as if they were members of a celestial jury.
  27. What they are really doing, however, is bearing silent witness to the repudiation
  28. of due process and the basic indecency of treating a legal minor as an adult
  29. enemy.
  30. Written, produced and directed by Luc Cote and Patricio Henriquez;
  31. Running time: 1 hour 39 minutes.
  32. IMDB rating: 7.0. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1650031/
  33. Video:
  34. Codec MPEG-4 XVID
  35. Resolution 640x384, 25 fps
  36. Audio:
  37. MPEG Audio layer 1/2/3
  38. 48000 Hz sample rate, 128 kb/s bitrate
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