[chinese blood, irish heart] - DEFUNCT: The Road to Guantanamo

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Road to Guantanamo

Not going to give a review but all I can say is watch it - it's an important look not only into Guantanamo, but the war on terror aswell.

Other than that it's a great film recreating the lives of four British-Pakistani's on a trip to Afghanistan and ending up in Guantanamo prison. It's brutal, but also a testament to their strength and resistance against the American military industrial complex.

On a further note, actor Rizwan Ahmed on returning home from their premiere in Berlin, was actually detained by police at Luton airport, questioning whether he became an actor to further the Islamic cause, questioned him about the Iraq war and even verbally abused him. Apparently the police used the 'Terrorism Act' as an excuse to detain 'suspicious people.'

The MPAA in the US rejected the film's movie poster (pictured above) as unsuitable, all because it depicted torture. When you look all the other horror movie posters out there like Hostel etc., no doubt the MPAA's decision was politically motivated. Here's the end result: