In Guantanamo (2009) 

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Director
David Miller
Date
2009

Guantanamo naval base, "Gitmo", covers forty five square miles of Cuba inside an area under a controversial 'permanent lease' to the United States. Since 2002, the base has become synonymous with its detainment facilities for suspected terrorists. Although Barack Obama has given orders for the detention camp to be closed, the facilities remain open to this day. David Miller's quiet, powerful film is the result of three days the filmmaker spent touring the camps in May 2008 as part of a small group of media representatives allowed there. Although the event was presented as a chance to 'see inside' the working of Guantanamo, it was in fact a carefully staged PR exercise designed to yield predictable, stale, controlled media images.

David Miller

After making tea for six months in an edit house in London, I got a job working for Hardcash Productions, a small production company that specialises in current affairs and documentaries. I worked as a junior researcher on several films for Channel 4's current affairs strand Dispatches. I then went freelance and worked on films for Broadcasters like the BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera English. I currently find myself involved in numerous interesting projects and developments and I'm very grateful to the VODO team for their support.

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troll

on February 11, 2010 at 8:13pm

what goes around comes around-3,500 died on 9/11..over 1,000,000-have died since then..same ratio in the gaza war-boycott america,boycott israel,boycott humanity!

Lindsay

on December 21, 2009 at 12:17pm

"They're Gods"! And highlight FAIR! Which doesn't mean bending over for every .... Ah, you KNOW what I mean.

Lindsay

on December 21, 2009 at 12:14pm

For God's sake will you Americans STOP nit-picking your own entrails! You're supposed to be an INFORMED electorate - don't you have that proclaimed in something or other. Get back to the real world! You've been going sideways since Viet Nam, Bay of Pigs. STOP. Come back to realism and facts. The World is NOT fair - you are fair - nobody hates you except despots, dictators, and tribal chiefs who think their Gods.

felexify

on December 20, 2009 at 8:29pm

GRAPEVINE: I understand your a patriot and all that bullshit, and its fine. you have the right to be proud of your so called democracy.

But the problem is that the people that actually is in Guantanamo have not been proven to be involved in 911. they have been there for 7 years without trail, without proof of involment. and why on a peace of leased land on Cuba? trying to keep it outside international law meaby?

The United States cant just go around the world kidnapping brown people with muslim faith just beacause the ones involved in 911 was. Dont you see how wrong this is? i mean, common, please try to put aside your patriotism for a second and calm down and think about it for a while, meaby it will sink in.

Joche Fernandez

on November 22, 2009 at 10:10am

great!
I can only speak from my own personal little side of the torrent screen, but really everything in this piece of film is courageous and to the point. You've made a intense and powerful work and I do believe it's worth looking and connecting to torrent servers around the world. Besides, I just love the sheer artistic Balls it took to do this and do it in the way you did, loved that I came across it on PirateB.
Really, kudos to everyone who decided to work and be credited on the film.

I'm not being sarcastic, really! (I just tend to give that impression somehow on comments). I just had to react to the volume of shameful and down right fraudulent comments I find under this.

bestmet

on November 13, 2009 at 1:03pm

If you need a Xvid version of this Video go to updated Torrent at http://www.mininova.org/tor/3144807

dano

on November 28, 2009 at 11:03pm

Thanks for the link!

nisse

on November 30, 2009 at 2:35pm

nice one

ExcitableBoy

on November 13, 2009 at 8:18am

@David Miller
Gee Dave, I came here (to this site) hoping to find something more than what I already know about Guantanamo. I have to admit, my 1st response to the description of your video is "Duh, no shit"? To be clear here, I am a born in the USA American. But I did not vote on, nor do I condone the existence of the military base there or what has gone on there. So, what exactly is your point?

@GRAPEVINE
The "the jackasses who done the 911" (great demonstration of your ability to articulate the English language btw, clearly born and bread in the USA) are NOT at Guantanamo. They are currently at large or they were in the planes (yes, crashed and burned already). And yes, a few more have been arrested, charged with conspiracy and such... well whatever, but they are not at Guantanamo. Guantanamo was and still is an effort to avoid providing constitutional rights to the "bad guys", plain and simple.

@Laid2rest
The "bad guys" are in the camps ;-), of course... and if we think you are a Witch, we will tie you to a rock and throw you in the river. If you float, you must be Evil and should be burned at at the stake. In other words, it is so stupid, only the Busch administration could have invented it. If they weren't bad guys before, they damn sure are now. Only FOX noise would argue otherwise...

@knightpremier... WWII?, America saving itself? From what exactly? The only attacks on US interests involving Germany and/or any Euro-ish issues was shipping supplies to England. Hardly a defensive action. If what you are saying is true, would not 100% of our efforts been focused on the Pacific? An a lot of dead US vets will haunt you on that one. Look, I admit some of the basics of what you are "trying" to point out (although your facts need some research) is true. But if you are going to attempt to hold today's generation accountable for 200 year old war crimes, we might as well push the big red button and launch all the ICBMs now.

There is a line from a movie I love... Fix the problem, not the blame...

@Tourniquette
I grew up in Ohio and live in Texas... If you think the midwest is redneck, you really need to spend some time in the South. But I have faith in basic biology. A shallow gene pool will wipe them out. ;-) My standard response to the idiots that talk about "purity of the White race" , is yeah, go fuck your sister some more and leave the Human race alone...

Sunchild

on November 13, 2009 at 2:33am

Thank you for sharing this video.

It's another piece of the puzzle you MUST start to solve ("you" refers to anyone on this planet that feels free by all means).

The very good starting pieces are:
- Zeitgeist
- Zeitgeist Addenum
- Ring of Power (part 1-5, or whatever distribution they are)
- Endgame, Blueprint for global enslavement
- The Obama Deception
- Kymatica

Search. Educate yourself. Think. Discuss. Act.

MichaelDurham

on November 13, 2009 at 1:14am

Grapevine: try to grasp a simple fact. Those who attacked NY died there. They had nothing to do with the people being killed there - by your country and mine. To add to your ignorance, your country and mine are propping up as corrupt and retrograde a government as exists, under Karzai. Without Bush's lunatic 'pre-emptive strike', we wouldn't have this loss of life on all sides now. Can you try to grasp that? Try hard. Thankfully, I know, Grapevine, you're not representative of the USA. If you were born there, please stay there.

bestmet

on November 12, 2009 at 9:36am

An Xvid AVI version is also available at : http://www.mininova.org/tor/3142769.... Thanks Uploader! ;-]]

buddhalux

on November 11, 2009 at 5:34pm

Sure dand710: I'm from Belgium, my friend...before you attack me with words,
Over here, we have a media apparatus that give you the opportunity to decide for yourself, we have no two-sided government institution, actually we have more than 10 political parties, so variety and diversity brings you eventually in the grey area, where you have the time to make up your mind and choose eventually what you like... Our country or let's say Europe is also far from perfect, although we don't have the idea to function as the world saviors and push other countries to our believes and invade them with our military (as far, I can recollect the US army came never to a victory in saving the people's hearts and minds from the countries they invaded). So let's say wagging war is outdated BUT big business in the US.
YOU saved us though on the last of WOII from communism but YOUR money spend due for liberating us from communism, came more than back. Why?
After WOII, business flourished in Europe, American corporations got new ground to do business and geographically the US government where leaning against communist borders (USSR) in case of a new outbreak, so who did you save and which money was spend??? PROFIT is the keyword in the minds of CEO’s and governments , savior and patriotism are just the moral words used in the media,to gain the hearts of the US people, to recruit young souls, who die for THEIR PROFIT.
Waiting your reply...

dand710

on November 11, 2009 at 3:33pm

Buddhalox - What country are you from? I would love to know.

buddhalux

on November 11, 2009 at 1:44pm

@dand710: What or who did the US save actually? Can you tell me, because it's not clear to me...Where I come from, we don't have American news channels...where we get brainwashed 24/7 to believe what the gouverment wants you to believe...

And I quote again a specially for you: some of you should donwload something usefull and educating for a change, then porn... try "ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM" free internet movie about how deep the rat hole goes in the US. Wake up smell the ashes and spread the word !!!

max2000

on November 11, 2009 at 1:39pm

I'm not a citizen, I'm a bot, and I say only that most of those investing parties were aware of the financial crash to follow in 2008 at least half a year before. And if one takes a better look, could have been even predictable, as macroeconomics phenomena. It was a routine for a complex of IT financial applications that eventually allowed the nowadays EuroNext to emerge. x

zed154

on November 11, 2009 at 3:39am

Google what happened in Georgia last year... and I don't mean the state and the bigfoot sighting... coinsidence? I think not.

zed154

on November 11, 2009 at 3:35am

All the comments up to this point (except for DangerB) have made it quite evident that none of you actually have a clue is to how the world works. Zeitgeist II is a great start/summary but theres more to it that that.

zatamite

on November 10, 2009 at 7:33pm

Cheers Mr. Miller and thanks for producing this film. I have watched some documentaries taken from inside of North Korea and I am alarmed at the similarities that your military guides had with "The Official Tour" Guides in North Korea. Watching the film was frustrating, as I am sure it was for you trying to film it. The endless headless body shots of military personnel with elementary communication skills becomes somewhat creepy after awhile. The shots of camp x-ray in the rain complemented by Obama's speech are the most compelling. The question from the female journalist about the use of DIY weapons and their intent is also a highlight.

dand710

on November 10, 2009 at 4:20pm

to KnightPremier - Are you a college professor? Just a guess.

dand710

on November 10, 2009 at 4:16pm

This is a very interesting crowd. I read a few pages of what is mostly thumb sucking, liberal nonsense. First, I would love to know how many of you bashing the US and all of our faults have served your country in the military? Is the US a perfect country? Of course not. Please, show me one that is. The plain fact is the US probably spends far too much of OUR money defending others around the world. Not only have hundreds of thousands of americans died on foriegn soil allowing other countries to be free, we continue to spend hundreds of billions of dollars. For what? To allow many of these countries to continue to live in peace. Have any of you bashing Gitmo ever done anything to provide for your country? Maybe we should release these scumbags and have them move into your community? There is an evil in this world and it is not the US. If you dont believe there is a very evil, radical, anti-anyone non-muslim component in the Muslim world, you need to spend sometime studying history rather than spewing your hatred of America. If you hate it so much here and the US is so bad.....get the hell out....I'll be happy to make sure your one way ticket to the sand is paid for.

buddhalux

on November 09, 2009 at 3:04pm

some of you should donwload something usefull and educating for a change, then porn... try "ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM" free internet movie about how deep the rat hole goes in the US. Wake up smell the ashes and spread the word !!!