documentary Kanada, 2010 DVD, 99 Min. (OmeU) by Luc Coté & Patricio Henriquez
followed by adiscussion
Film + Discussion: 9. December Topkino 8.30 p.m. / Großer Saal
Preview: 2. December 2011 Filmhauskino 5.00 p.m.
Painful but absolutely magnetic, You Do not Like the Truth: 4 Days In Guantanamo shows excerpts of the interrogation of 16-year-old Omar Khadr filmed in 2003. He is a Canadian citizen accused of killing a U.S. soldier during a firefight in Afghanistan. The directors take a sober look behind a very dark curtain and with disturbing, blurry images, show us the psychological cruelty with which the teenager is confronted. The images are commented on by former cellmates, a lawyer, a psychiatrist, the mother and eldest sister of Omar Khadr and a deeply repentant former official of the American army. You Do not Like the Truth uses clever voyeuristic techniques to uncover hidden atrocities.
Special Jury Award, (IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2010) Student Jury Award (International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, France, 2011) Special Mention (Docudays UA Int. Human Rights Documentary Festival, Ukraine, 2011) Best Documentary Award (It?s All True International Documentary Festival, Brazil)