Filmmaker Laura Poitras talks about making The Oath in Yemen and Guantánamo, what drew her to work in the midst of Al Qaeda operatives, what she thinks of Abu Jandal, the slippery and complex character at the heart of her film and more
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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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Terrorist suspect Salim Hamdan's military tribunal begins at Guantanamo.
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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.
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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