UYGHURS: PRISONERS OF THE ABSURD

By Patricio HENRÍQUEZ

NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA / OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA - as SALES / PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Ranging from northern China to Afghanistan to the U.S. base at Guantánamo, this is the incredible odyssey of a group of Uyghur exiles unjustly linked to global terrorism.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Patricio HENRÍQUEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Patricio HENRÍQUEZ (Macumba Média II Inc.), Colette LOUMÈDE (National Film Board)
    • Synopsis
    • The incredible odyssey of a group of men from China’s persecuted Uyghur minority, detained in Guantánamo as terrorists. Exposing the cold logic of post–September 11 geopolitical gamemasters who flout international law as they shift their pawns, this documentary is part human drama, part political thriller, and both thought-provoking and moving.
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