GUANTANAMO'S CHILD: OMAR KHADR

By Patrick REED, Michelle SHEPHARD

WHITE PINE PICTURES - as PROD

True Story - Completed 2013

Omar Khadr: child soldier or unrepentant terrorist? After spending nearly half his life behind bars, including a decade at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre, Khadr is suddenly released. Finally, his story, in his own words.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
Short Cuts
Calgary International Film Festival 2015
RIDM 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • True Story, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Patrick REED, Michelle SHEPHARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter RAYMONT (White Pine Pictures), Patrick REED, Michelle SHEPHARD
    • Synopsis
    • Omar Khadr: child soldier or unrepentant terrorist? The 28-year-old Canadian has been a polarizing figure since he was 15. In October 2010, Khadr pleaded guilty to five war crimes, including “murder in violation of the laws of war," in return for a plea deal that gave him an eight-year sentence and a chance to return to Canada. Khadr later recanted his confession and his Guantanamo conviction is being appealed in the U.S courts.

      After spending half his life behind bars, including a decade at Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre, Khadr is suddenly released. Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr features unprecedented access and exclusive interviews with Khadr during his first few days of freedom. Finally, his story, in his own words.
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