Revisiting The Oath and Gitmo, 10 Years After 9/11

Posted on September 9, 2011

In recognition of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, ITVS and PBS NewsHour will be hosting a live chat with The Oath filmmaker Laura Poitras and others.

The Oath, which is streaming free on ITVS Indies Showcase from September 11 to 13, follows the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Moderated by NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan, Monday’s live chat will feature a panel of experts including: 

• Abdul-Ghani Aliryani
Political Analyst and Co-founder of the Democratic Awakening Movement Abdul-Ghani Aliryani is a Yemeni political researcher and analyst, who played an advisory role to filmmaker Laura Poitras in the making of The Oath. He is based in Sana'a, Yemen. 

• Lt. Cmdr. Brian L. Mizer
Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Eastern District of Virginia Lt. Cmdr. Brian L. Mizer served as Salim Hamdan’s lawyer at Guantanamo and is featured throughout the documentary The Oath. 

• Laura Poitras
Filmmaker, The Oath Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras has directed several acclaimed documentaries including Flag Wars (2003) and My Country, My County (2006). Her film The Oath is part of a trilogy of films about America post 9/11 and earned top honors for cinematography at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. 

• Andrea Prasow
Senior Counterterrorism Counsel, Human Rights Watch Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Andrea was a defense attorney with the Office of Military Commissions. She served as assistant counsel for Salim Hamdan alongside Lt. Cmdr. Brian Mizer. 

Join us for the event on BTB on Monday, September 12 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. 


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