In 2005, in correspondence with his attorneys from his isolation hut in Guantánamo’s Camp Echo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi constructed the manuscript for what was published 10 years later as Guantánamo Diary, the internationally best-selling memoir of what one reviewer called “a triumph of humanity over chaos.” Now his story comes to the big screen in The Mauritanian, starring the extraordinary French actor Tahar Rahim; Jodie Foster as Nancy Hollander, Slahi’s lead attorney; and Benedict Cumberbatch as Navy prosecutor Stuart Couch. Watch the trailer here.
The Mauritanian: Film & Talk
Join the Knight Institute and BPL Presents for a conversation with Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Nancy Hollander, and Tahar Rahim. The conversation will be moderated by the Institute’s Larry Siems, who edited and annotated Slahi's Guantánamo Diary, and will be followed by a special virtual screening of this riveting and timely film.
3:00PM EST, join the Zoom conversation about the film, by RSVPing here.
3:30PM EST, watch the film by RSVPing here. You will need to RSVP in advance to see the film.