The Road to Guantanamo

Release date:June 23, 2006

Studio:Roadside Attractions

Directors:Michael Winterbotton, Mat Whitecross

MPAA Rating:R (for language and disturbing violent content)


Starring:Riz Ahmed, Ewan Bailey, Steven Beckingham, George W. Bush, Nancy Crane, Christopher Fosh, Jacob Gaffney, Demetri Goritsas, Farhad Harun, Duane Henry, Mark Holden, Naser Nawaz Ranjha, Donald Rumsfeld, Sara Stewart, Arfan Usman

Genre:Drama, Documentary

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Plot Summary:

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. Known as the "Tipton Three," in reference to their home town in Britain, the three were eventually returned to Britain and released, still having had no formal charges ever made against them at any time during their ordeal. Part documentary, part dramatization, the film chronicles the sequence of events that led from the trio setting out from Tipton in the British Midlands for a wedding in Pakistan, to their crossing the Afghanistan border just as the U.S. began its bombing campaign, to their eventual capture by the Northern Alliance and their imprisonment in Camp X-Ray and later at Camp Delta in Guantanamo.

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