‘The Oath’ Streams Online, Director Laura Poitras Joins Live Chat with PBS NewsHour for 9/11 Anniversary

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Abu Jandal in a scene from 'The Oath'Watch the Emmy-nominated 2010 POV film, The Oath, online all this month on the POV site, and join a live chat about post-9/11 documentaries with Academy Award-nominated director Laura Poitras today (Monday) at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT).

The Oath follows the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals.

Monday’s chat includes feature a panel of experts including…



    Laura Poitras

  • Laura Poitras (Filmmaker, The Oath): Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras has directed several acclaimed documentaries including Flag Wars (2003) and My Country, My Country (2006). Her film The Oath is part of a trilogy of films about America post 9/11 and earned top honors for cinematography at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It has also been nominated for two 2011 News & Documentary Emmy Awards including Best Documentary.
  • Abdul-Ghani Aliryani (Political Analyst and Co-founder of the Democratic Awakening Movement): Abdul-Ghani Aliryani is a Yemeni political researcher and analyst, who played an advisory role to filmmaker Laura Poitras in the making of The Oath. He is based in Sana’a, Yemen.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Brian L. Mizer (Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Eastern District of Virginia): Lt. Cmdr. Brian L. Mizer served as Salim Hamdan’s lawyer at Guantanamo and is featured throughout the documentary The Oath.
  • Andrea Prasow (Senior Counterterrorism Counsel, Human Rights Watch): Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Andrea was a defense attorney with the Office of Military Commissions. She served as assistant counsel for Salim Hamdan alongside Lt. Cmdr. Brian Mizer.

Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour) hosts the chat on Monday, September 12, at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT). You can sign up for a reminder and participate in the chat below.

Live Chat on ‘The Oath’ and Gitmo, 10 Years Later

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