The Road To Guantanamo
The road to Guantanamo is a pseudo-documentary about three young British Muslims who end up in the US detention camp Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Directors are Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom, the latter known for films such as Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland, and In this world. Asif, 24, travels to Pakistan to get married and invites his friends. During their stay, they decide to visit Afghanistan, where things are starting to happen through the US-led invasion. They are arrested suspected of being terrorists, and are taken to Guantanamo Bay as prisoners of war. After two years of interrogation and torture, they are released with neither an apology or explanation. Visually, the movie is mixed with dramatizations of events, and authentic interviews and news stories. The film was awarded with the Silver bear for best directing at the Berlin 2006 Film Festival.