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Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr

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80 minutes – Documentary
Canadian release date: February 19, 2016 (Toronto)
Canadian distributor: White Pine Pictures

This documentary takes a look at Omar Khadr, a Canadian with extremist parents who was 15 when he was accused of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan. He was caught and subsequently detained at Guantanamo Bay for the next 10 years. He was then sentenced to an additional eight years after being transferred to the United States, but was released on bail in May 2015 under strict conditions. This documentary gives Omar the opportunity to tell his story, in his own words.

Crew:

Producer:

Peter Raymont
Patrick Reed
Michelle Shephard

Director:

Patrick Reed
Michelle Shephard