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The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Distributed by Channel 4 Television Corporation Film4
Original Air date: 9th March 2006
DVD Release date: 10th March 2006
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross’ The Road to Guantanamo is the terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A trailer can be viewed here: [url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=3jCC-CyI_0I[/url]
In 2001, four Pakistani Britons, Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul and another friend, Monir, travel to Pakistan for a wedding and in a urge of idealism, decide to see the situation of war torn Afganistan which is being bombed by the American forces in retaliation for the 911 terrorist attacks. Once there, with the loss of Monir in the wartime chaos, they are captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They are then handed them over the American forces who transport them to the prison camps at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba. What follows is three years of relentless imprisonment, interrogations and torture to make them submit to blatantly wrong confessions to being terrorists. In the midst of this abuse, the three struggle to keep their spirits up in that face of this grave injustice.
It premiered at the Berlinale on 14th February, 2006, and was first shown in the UK on Channel 4 on 9th March 2006. The following day it was the first film to be released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, and on the Internet and went on to win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Filming took place in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran, which doubled as Cuba. Mat Whitecross is credited as co-director, and handled most of the interviews with the real-life counterparts to the main characters.
The original poster made to promote the film in the United States (shown above) was refused by the Motion Picture Association of America (Facists lol).
Riz Ahmed.......... Shafiq
Farhad Harun.......... Ruhel
Waqar Siddiqui.......... Monir
Afran Usman.......... Asif Iqbal
Shahid Iqbal.......... Zahid
Sher Khan.......... Sher Khan
Jason Salkey.......... Military Interrogator Sheberghan
Jacob Gaffney .......... Kandahar Interregator #1
Mark Holden.......... Kandahar Interrogator #2
Adam James.......... SAS Interrogator
Ian Hughes.......... MI5 Interrogator
AVI File Details
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Video Bitrate: 926 kb/s
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Audio Bitrate: 131 kb/s (65/ch, stereo) VBR
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This was approved in the uploads section of the forum aaaages ago but the version i had was corrupted and i couldnt fix it. I wanted to see it so much though that i went out and grabbed the DVD for myself. I thought i would finally honour my origional post and upload it. Appologies if anyone has actually been wondering whre it had got to. The only difference to the request is that this is my (JuiCe) rip rather than the scene crew PROMiSE. The link to the origional post in the forums can be found below.
PS - I havent actually checked my rip from start to finish, i watched the doc as soon as i got it off DVD. I scanned through it at points though just to check it wasnt out of sync or anything and it seems fine. If you do find any issues please drop me a PM.
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