National Geographic: Inside Guantanamo

Overview

Back in 2002, the naval base Guantanamo Bay became a historical flashpoint as the first wave of detainees arrived for incarceration. Dubbed "the worst of the worst," the offenders likely had no idea they would be entering the most infamous prison on the planet, and were frequently held for years without so much as a single charge being leveled against them. Some viewed the prison as a symbol of freedom protected; others viewed it as proof of freedom betrayed. Americans were fighting a new kind of enemy, and the ...
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Overview

Back in 2002, the naval base Guantanamo Bay became a historical flashpoint as the first wave of detainees arrived for incarceration. Dubbed "the worst of the worst," the offenders likely had no idea they would be entering the most infamous prison on the planet, and were frequently held for years without so much as a single charge being leveled against them. Some viewed the prison as a symbol of freedom protected; others viewed it as proof of freedom betrayed. Americans were fighting a new kind of enemy, and the government was playing their cards close to their chest. Nobody really know what was happening inside those heavily fortified barbwire fences, and at times, the inexperienced guard force and the frightened detainees threatened to turn volatile. Now, for the first time ever on camera, the day-to-day life at Guantanamo Bay is finally revealed.
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Special Features

Panel discussion with Guantanamo bay experts
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • UPC: 727994753629
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 99,362

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Coyote Voice Only
Technical Credits
Bonni Cohen Director, Producer
Jon Else Director
Jonathan Halperin Executive Producer, Screenwriter
John Haptas Screenwriter
Kim Woodard Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- National Geographic: Inside the Wire - Guantanamo
1. Introduction [:56]
2. Welcome to Gitmo [6:45]
3. Detainees' Recount [5:56]
4. A Look Inside [3:47]
5. Camp X-Ray [2:50]
6. Mistaken Identity [5:59]
7. Questionable Techniques [10:52]
8. A Legal No Man's Land [5:40]
9. Detainee Privileges [6:27]
10. The Range of Prisoners [8:57]
11. Human Rights Issues [6:00]
12. A Second Overruling [5:19]
13. Freedom Returned [2:48]
14. Wrongful Imprisonment [5:14]
15. Hunger Strikers [3:45]
16. A Final Decision [2:47]
17. Gitmo's Closing [7:08]
18. Credits [:15]
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