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The Oath

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Encore Broadcast Date: August 16, 2011

PBS Premiere: September 21, 2010

Synopsis

Filmed in Yemen and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, 'The Oath' interweaves the stories of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantánamo facing war crimes charges. Directed by Laura Poitras (Flag Wars, POV 2003; the Oscar®-nominated My Country, My Country, POV 2006), The Oath unfolds via a narrative rife with plot reversals and betrayals that ultimately leads to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantánamo and the U.S. Supreme Court. Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary. A co-production of ITVS in association with American Documentary/POV.

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TAGS: 9/11, afghanistan, bin laden, guantanamo, middle east, osama bin laden, supreme court, terrorism, yemen

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Film Information

The Oath (90 min.)

Premiere Date: September 21, 2010

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 16, 2011

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Laura Poitras Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: 2011 Encore Broadcast Press Release | Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim

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Laura Poitras
Laura Poitras
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Critical Acclaim

Abu Jandal... is an extraordinary subject — handsome, lively, explicit, often eloquent, and bizarrely divided in his nature. [The Oath] is a fascinating documentary.”

— David Denby,
The New Yorker

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