[NetBehaviour] In Guantanamo

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Fri Feb 12 14:22:53 CET 2010

In Guantanamo

Media Type: Movie
By: David Miller

Guantanamo naval base, "Gitmo", covers forty five square miles of Cuba 
inside an area under a controversial 'permanent lease' to the United 
States. Since 2002, the base has become synonymous with its detainment 
facilities for suspected terrorists. Although Barack Obama has given 
orders for the detention camp to be closed, the facilities remain open 
to this day. David Miller's quiet, powerful film is the result of three 
days the filmmaker spent touring the camps in May 2008 as part of a 
small group of media representatives allowed there. Although the event 
was presented as a chance to 'see inside' the working of Guantanamo, it 
was in fact a carefully staged PR exercise designed to yield 
predictable, stale, controlled media images.


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