The Road to Guantanamo

2006/Color/95 mins/UK

Category Country Focus: UK: Retrospective - Michael Winterbottom
Director Michael Winterbottom
Producer Andrew Eaton, Melissa Parmenter, Michael Winterbottom
Screenplay Michael Winterbottom
Cinematography Marcel Zyskind
Editor Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
Music Molly Nyman, Harry Escott
Set Mark Digby
Costume Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Afran Usman
Cast NA
Production Companies NA
World Sales The Works International
Festival/Awards Silver Bear for Best Director, Berlin,2017

In September 2001 several British Muslim friends go to Pakistan to attend a wedding. They decide to visit Afghanistan, but they find Kandahar under attack and flee to Kabul. From there the friends try to return to Pakistan but mistakenly end up in a Taliban stronghold. Following their capture, they are sent to a U.S. military base in Cuba, where they endure torture.