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Mohamedou Ould Salahi: A Guantánamo detainee’s fight for freedom

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Join us for this very special livestreamed event as former Guantánamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Salahi shares his remarkable story.

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In 2001, Salahi was taken from his home in Mauritania and eventually held at Guantánamo Bay for 14 years without charge. During his incarceration, he developed an unlikely friendship with an American guard, Steve Wood, who gradually became convinced of his innocence. Their unique relationship is captured in My Brother’s Keeper, a BAFTA longlisted Guardian Documentary directed by Laurence Topham, which follows the reunion of the two men in Mohamedou’s home city of Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Coinciding with the release of this extraordinary documentary is Kevin Macdonald’s Golden Globe nominated feature film, The Mauritanian. Starring Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, and Benedict Cumberbatch it is a gripping retelling of Salahi's fight for freedom.

Join Mohamedou Ould Salahi and former guard Steve Wood, Mohamedou's lawyer Nancy Hollander, Kevin Macdonald and Laurence Topham in conversation as they explore these two very different films that tell Salahi’s incredible story, and discuss how hope, forgiveness and friendship was discovered in the darkest of places.

Watch My Brother's Keeper here (duration 21 minutes)

The Mauritanian is released in the UK on 1 April on Amazon Prime.

Running time: 75 minutes

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