UYGHURS, PRISONERS OF THE ABSURD
Patricio Henriquez / Canada / 2014 / 98 mins / English, Turkish and French with English subtitles / Documentary
Patricio Henríquez examines the experiences of 22 men from China’s Muslim Uyghur minority who fled persecution from the Chinese authorities in the late 1990s. Once reaching sanctuary in Afghanistan, they were captured and sold as terrorists to the American forces, and wrongfully imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay. The film documents this alarming situation and the confusing legal limbo that followed, which continued even after both US military and legal authorities acknowledged their innocence.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.