Tonight at 19.00 hrs at Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht and at 20.00 at Scheltema, Leiden the impressive German feature film 5 Jahre Leben by Stefan Schaller. Turkish-German Murat Kurnaz was held from 2001 to 2006 in American detention camps in Afghanistan and at Guantánamo Bay. He was handed over to the US authorities then detained at Guantánamo for over five years. He was 19 when, as a fresh convert to Islam, he went on a pilgrimage to Pakistan and was promptly arrested on suspicion of terrorism. 5 Jahre Leben is based on true events and tells his story: how he was tortured and interrogated continuously and mercilessly at Guantánamo Bay.
5 Jahre Leben was officially selected for the Movies that Matter Festival 2014.
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