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November 17, 2010

This Sunday Movies that Matter presents two provoking documentaries in Tuschinski 1, followed by talkshows with international guests. Reserve your tickets via


2 - 4 pm

European premiere of You Don't Like the Truth - 4 Days in Guantánamo
A film of Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez

In February 2003, sixteen-year-old Afghan Canadian Omar Khadr was interrogated in the Guantánamo Bay prison by members of the Canadian intelligence service. Video recordings made by security cameras of those four days of interrogation, which were recently released by the Canadian court, provide the input for this documentary. The images show a cat-and-mouse game between the interrogators and the prisoner. Khadr's cellmates, lawyers, scientists and a former interrogator in Guantánamo comment on the shocking images.


After the screening, moderator Marcia Luyten will lead a debate with filmmakers Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez and Lars van Troost, head of the external relations department at Amnesty International, on why Guantánamo Bay has not been closed yet, why Omar Khadr is still detained and what the future holds for the former prisoners.


4.30 - 6.30 pm

World premiere of Prosecutor 
A film of Barry Stevens

As the first main prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno-Ocampo indicted people who were accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as defined in various international treaties. Prosecutor follows Moreno-Ocampo during his first trial against Congolese army leader Thomas Lubanga, accused of war crimes. The film retraces the history of the controversial Criminal Court and sheds light on the international criticism and problems that a prosecutor without any police power has to face.

Following the documentary, Luis Moreno-Ocampo elucidates his vision and the dilemmas and challenges facing the International Criminal Court.

Filmmaker Barry Stevens explains how he came so close to this passionate and determined man and what choices he had to make while shooting the documentary.

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