You Don't Like the Truth - 4 Days Inside Guantanamo
You Don't Like the Truth – 4 Days Inside Guantanamo is a stunning documentary based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantanamo Bay between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, then a 16-year-old detainee. Based on seven hours of video footage recently declassified by the Canadian courts, this documentary delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four-day period. Maintaining a surveillance-camera style, the film analyses the political, legal, and psychological aspects of the interrogation through interviews with Khadr's lawyers, a psychiatrist, an investigative journalist, former Guantanamo detainees, and a former US interrogator. This unique depiction of Omar Khadr's interrogation offers an unusual insight into a world where "the truth" itself is often negotiated. (Special Jury Award, IDFA 2010)
Human Rights Watch has reported on the detention of terrorism suspects at Guantanamo since early 2002, including on the use of torture, the failure to implement juvenile justice standards, and the inherent problems with the military commissions system created to prosecute certain detainees. Human Rights Watch observers attended military commission proceedings for Omar Khadr, including his recent sentencing hearing, and documented the multiple ways the case failed to meet basic fair trial standards while simultaneously making the US the first Western nation since World War II to prosecute a former child soldier for alleged war crimes. Human Rights Watch also has reported on war crimes and other violations by militants, including indiscriminate attacks on civilians and recruitment of child soldiers by al-Shabaab in Somalia, attacks on journalists attributed to al-Qaeda in Iraq, and attacks on women and girls' schools by the Taliban in Afghanistan.