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Filmmaker Laura Poitras talks about the making of The Oath.

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A military jury sentences terrorist suspect Salim Hamdan to time served, plus five months. Hamdan's defense lawyers talk about his case.

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Terrorist suspect Salim Hamdan's military tribunal begins at Guantanamo.

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U.S. military lawyer Brian Mizer talks about the case of Salim Hamdan, the former driver of Osama bin Laden.

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Prisoner Salim Hamdan is shown on grainy video footage from a jail cell in Afghanistan in November, 2001. Seventeen months later, Hamdan is imprisoned in Guantánamo.

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Former Osama bin Laden bodyguard Abu Jandal talks to his son about manners and helps him with his homework.

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Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard talks about meeting bin Laden for the first time.

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Filmed in Yemen and Guantánamo, Poitras interweaves the stories of Abu Jandal, bin Laden's former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner facing war crimes charges.

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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
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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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