Guantanamos Child winner
Documentary

Guantanamo's Child

Year 2015
Runtime 80 mins

Co-director Michelle Shephard will be in attendance along with producer/executive producer Peter Raymont, and lawyer Dennis Edney! 

Watch the Q&A with Omar Khadr, co-director Michelle Shephard, producer/executive producer Peter Raymont, and Khadr's lawyer Dennis Edney.

Since he was 15-years-old, Omar Khadr was held at the infamous US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. After spending 13 years locked away, the now 28-year-old is finally able to speak about his experiences. 


Branded as a terrorist and convicted as a murderer in 2002 for throwing a grenade at US troops in Afghanistan, Khadr was transferred to a maximum security facility in Canada, where the Canadian national was released on bail in May 2015.

Although there was no cooperation from either the American or Canadian governments, filmmakers Michelle Shephard and Patrick Reed make a compelling documentary which forces us to confront our own biases while unveiling Khadr’s untold story.

Produced by White Pine Pictures in association with CBC, SRC, Al Jazeera Media Network with the participation of Canada Media Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation, and with the assistance of Shaw Media Hot Docs Fund

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Toronto International Film Festival
Director
Patrick Reed, Michelle Shephard (co-director)
Executive Producer
Peter Raymont
Producer
Patrick Reed, Michelle Shephard, Peter Raymont