Outlawed: extraordary rendition, torture and disap

by Gillian Caldwell Documentary Usa 2006 27'

Human rights groups and several public inquiries in Europe have found the U.S. government, with the complicity of numerous governments worldwide, to be engaged in the illegal practice of extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture. The U.S. government-sponsored program of renditions is a post-9/11 unlawful practice in which numerous persons have been illegally detained and secretly flown to third countries, where they have suffered additional human rights abuses including torture and enforced disappearance. No one knows the exact number of persons affected, due to the secrecy under which the operations are carried out. The film tells the stories of Khaled El-Masri and Binyam Mohamed, two men who have survived extraordinary rendition. It features relevant commentary from Louise Arbour, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, U.S. President George W. Bush, Michael Scheuer, the chief architect of the rendition program and former head of the Osama Bin Laden unit at the CIA, and Condoleeza Rice, the U.S. Secretary of State.

Director:

Gillian Caldwell

Country:

Usa

Film submission

23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

29 May - 03 June 2020
TORINO

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