Monday, June 26, 2006  

What if this were you?

But it wouldn't be, would it?
Are you sure?
The war on terror has created monsterous bedfellows, some of which are complicity, rendition and justifications for doing horrible things to one fellow human beings.
If you see one "activist movie," see this: The Road to Guantanamo:
he Road to Guantánamo (Roadside Attractions), Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' half-feature film, half-documentary about three British youths who spent over two years in military prison for no justifiable reason, is exhausting, depressing, slightly nauseating, and unfortunately necessary. It turns an abstract debate about human rights and the Geneva Conventions into a visceral experience of lived injustice: What if you were rounded up with friends on the eve of your own wedding; shipped to an American airbase to be shackled, beaten, and interrogated; and then sent without trial to languish in a cage in Cuba?

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