You Don’t Like the Truth – Documentary

February 22nd, 2011

You Don’t Like the Truth on Feb 23rd at 7pm in University Centre Rm 103 at U of Guelph.
The directors of an award winning new documentary,  which is about Omar Khadr and the Canadian government, are coming to Guelph to talk about their film and to screen it. The event is taking place on Feb 23rd at 7pm in University Centre room 103. It  is a documentary based on security camera footage from the Guantánamo Bay prison.

This encounter between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and a child detainee in Guantánamo has never before been seen. Based on seven hours of video footage recently declassified by the Canadian courts this documentary delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four day period. Maintaining the surveillance camera style this film analyzes the political, legal and scientific aspects of a forced dialogue.

Special Jury Award at IDFA

The film won the Special Jury Award at the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival (IDFA). The jury said YOU DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH is “An important story. Its effective use of evidence, opinion and testimony, creates a provocative and moving story that reaches into the dark hole of our consciousness.The film maintains a consistent visual and audio vocabulary that allows its viewers to determine what is just and what is moral. It challenges its viewers to consider: what is a crime in the times of war and where are the boundaries of our humanity.”

Genie Awards Finalist for Best Canadian Documentary

The film has been selected in the Best Documentary category at the Genie Awards in Canada. The ceremony will be held on March 10, 2011.

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