Deptford Cinema screening OUTSIDE THE LAW: STORIES FROM GUANTÁNAMO + Q&A (Friday, March 6)


Friday March 6, 8pm, Deptford Cinema, London.

Tickets and details here.


The community-built cinema in Depford has started running regular screenings, with this documentary looking like essential viewing.

You can read more about the cinema here

Deptford Cinema is pleased to present 'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo', a documentary film, directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington. Andy Worthington will also be doing a Q&A at Deptford Cinema.

'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo' tells the story of Guantánamo (and including sections on extraordinary rendition and secret prisons) with a particular focus on how the Bush administration turned its back on domestic and international laws, how prisoners were rounded up in Afghanistan and Pakistan without adequate screening (and often for bounty payments), and why some of these men may have been in Afghanistan or Pakistan for reasons unconnected with militancy or terrorism (as missionaries or humanitarian aid workers, for example).

The film is based around interviews with former prisoners (Moazzam Begg and, in his first major interview, Omar Deghayes, who was released in December 2007), lawyers for the prisoners (Clive Stafford Smith in the UK and Tom Wilner in the US), and journalist and author Andy Worthington, and also includes appearances from Guantánamo’s former Muslim chaplain James Yee, Shakeel Begg, a London-based Imam, and the British human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce.

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Title: Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo
Country: UK
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Running time: 74 minutes
Directed by: Polly Nash and Andy Worthington