Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law
YOU DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH
4 days inside Guantánamo
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16TH 2011
5h PM – 7h30 PM
“YOU DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH - 4 days inside Guantánamo”’is a documentary based on security camera footage from the Guantánamo Bay prison.
This encounter between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and a child detainee in Guantánamo has never before been seen. Based on seven hours of video footage recently declassified by the Canadian courts this documentary delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four day period. Maintaining the surveillance camera style this film analyzes the political, legal and scientific aspects of a forced dialogue.
The film won the Special Jury Award at the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival (IDFA). The jury said YOU DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH is "An important story. It’s effective use of evidence, opinion and testimony, creates a provocative and moving story that reaches into the dark hole of our consciousness. The film maintains a consistent visual and audio vocabulary that allows its viewers to determine what is just and what is moral. It challenges it’s viewers to consider: what is a crime in the times of war and where are the boundaries of our humanity."
The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring:
Professor Colleen Sheppard is Director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and is also on the Board of Directors of Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education.
Frédéric Mégret is an Assistant Professor of Law, and holds the Canada Research Chair on the Law of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.