September 28, 2011
Studio: Films Transit
Directors: Luc Côté, Patricio Hénriquez
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Luc Côté, Patricio Hénriquez
Copyright Holder: N/A
Canadian Omar Khadr was 15 years old, a child soldier, when he was sent by his militant father to work with the Taliban in Afghanistan, assembling mines in an Al Qaeda compound. In 2002, he was captured by U.S. forces during a raid in which he was severely wounded and an American soldier was killed by a hand grenade. Omar was sent to Guantánamo and given the choice of pleading guilty to this murder and accepting an 8-year sentence, or contesting the charge and facing the possibility of life imprisonment. "You Don't Like the Truth" was culled from seven hours of surveillance material, taken of Omar's questioning, recently declassified by the Canadians. It is the only interrogation footage from inside Gitmo that has ever been released. The legal, political, and psychological implications of this prisoner's ordeal are manifold. The film forces us to take responsibility for the strange form of justice that is being meted out in the name of homeland security.