The Oath (2010) Trailer
The trailer for The Oath.
From the director of the Oscar-nominated My Country, My Country, The Oath is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. Its the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Abu Jandal is a taxi driver in Sanaa, Yemen; his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan is a Guantanamo prisoner and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Jandal and Hamdans intertwined personal trajectorieshow they became bin Ladens bodyguard and driver respectivelyact as prisms that serve to explore and contextualize a world which has confounded Western media. As Hamdans trial progresses, his military lawyers challenge fundamental flaws in the court system. The charismatic Jandal dialogues with his young son, Muslim students and journalists, and chillingly unveils the complex evolution of his belief system post-9/11. Winner of Best Documentary Cinematography at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realmand the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror.
- Posted: April 13, 2010
- Director: Laura Poitras
- Writer: Unknown or Not Available
- Studio: Zeitgeist Films
- Release: January 22, 2010
- Cast: Unknown or Not Available
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