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America's ongoing shame and disgrace



"To mark the 11th shameful year of Guantánamo, filmmaker Laura Poitras follows the journey home to Yemen of Adnan Latif, who has been called "the human face of indefinite detention." Held for ten years without charges and cleared at least three times for release due to an extraordinary lack of evidence - but never, finally, released - he was found dead in his cell last September in circumstances that remain cloudy. The film is still, largely silent, almost unbearably heartbreaking, and rage-inducing. From one of Latif's poems: "Where is the world?"

Go here to view the documentary. Moving and likely to induce rage..........

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