Join us in New York City tonight for a special screening of The Oath, a gripping documentary by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Laura Poitras that tells the story of Salim Hamdan, the first Guantánamo prisoner to face the controversial military commissions held at the prison camp, and a man known as “Abu Jandal,” Osama Bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and the brother-in-law of Hamdan. Poitras’ haunting film provokes thought and reflection about America’s actions and the process afforded to prisoners in the so-called “war on terror.”
Tonight’s screening will be followed by a special discussion after the film that will feature David Menschel, Executive Producer of the film; Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU; and Art Eisenberg, Legal Director at the New York Civil Liberties Union.
You can check out the trailer here, view additional details about tonight’s screening below, and purchase tickets for the screening here. We hope to see you tonight!
What: The Oath: Special ACLU/NYCLU Screening
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:50 p.m.
Where: IFC Center, 323 6th Ave. @ West 3rd St.