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The Mauritanian, a powerful reminder of the horrors that followed 9/11

The Mauritanian, a powerful reminder of the horrors that followed 9/11

“The Mauritanian” available on Amazon Prime and directed by Kevin MacDonald, this movie tells a story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) from Mauritania in north-west Africa, who found himself in the US authorities hands after 9/11 (after the permission from Mauritanian government) and spent 14 years from 2002 to 2016 at Guantánamo Bay without charge or trail.

The movie is based on the true story and Slahi’s book “Gutantánamo Diary”, which was published in 2015 while main character was still in prison. The book was based on the scribbled pages regularly handed to his defence attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley).

“The Mauritanian” reminds us of the ongoing civil rights scandal at one of the strictest prisons in the world, full of tortures on its prisoners – American Guantánamo Bay. Despite Obama’s attempts to close the prison a few years ago, it’s still open with 40 prisoners inside.

The movie is definitely a good choice if you want to learn more about the US history and the terrorist outrage after the 9/11. With the incredible performance by Jodie Foster and Tahar Rahim, you won’t regret watching it.

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Click here to watch the official trailer of The Mauritanian.

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