You Don’t Like the Truth – 4 Days Inside Guantanamo is a shocking documentary based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantanamo Bay between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, then a 16-year-old detainee. Based on seven hours of video footage recently declassified by the Canadian courts, this documentary delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four-day period. Maintaining a surveillance-camera style, the film analyses the political, legal, and psychological aspects of the interrogation through interviews with Khadr’s lawyers, a psychiatrist, an investigative journalist, former Guantanamo detainees, and a former US interrogator. This unique depiction of Omar Khadr’s interrogation offers an unusual insight into a world where “the truth” itself is often negotiated. (Special Jury Award, IDFA 2010)

Opens September 28 at Film Forum

  • Directed By Luc Côté, Patricio Henríquez
  • 2010
  • Canada
  • English and Arabic with English subtitles
  • 99 minutes