Ambassador Julie Albers about 'Guantanamo's Child'
MtM ambassador Julie Albers wrote a blog about the documentary Guantanamo's Child, which will be screened at the Movies that Matter Festival. Back in 2002, 15-year-old Omar Khadr was captured by American soldiers and locked up in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, where he was subjected to torture. He was released in May 2015. Together with his attorney he looks back on his role in the war and the atrocities of the detention camp.
Read the intro to Julie's blog: “You can’t truly regret things that you don’t have control of.” These are the words of Omar Khadr, after he has suddenly been released from a sentence that took up almost half his life. He patiently answers questions from the press in front of his lawyer’s house, but preceding this happy ending are 13 years spent in prison. An era that started when he was only 15 years old. Read more.