The Stream

‘The Mauritanian’: What is life like after Guantanamo Bay?

On Tuesday, March 29 at 19:30GMT:
One phone call changed the course of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s life. The call – made by a cousin from Osama Bin Laden’s phone – formed the basis for his false imprisonment and torture in the US military’s Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

His rendition and detention is now the subject of a Hollywood biopic ‘The Mauritanian’. The film, which stars Tahar Rahim as Slahi and Jodie Foster as his lawyer Nancy Hollander, is an eye-opening account of life for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

In this episode of The Stream, we meet Slahi and Hollander to discuss the movie, Slahi’s life after release, and efforts to close Guantanamo Bay for good.

In this episode of The Stream, we are joined by:
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, @MohamedouOuld 
Author, “The Mauritanian”

Nancy Hollander, @NancyHollander_ 
Criminal defence and human rights lawyer

Daphne Eviatar, @deviatar 
Director, Security with Human Rights Program, Amnesty International USA