The Oath

Friday, May 7 - Thursday, May 27, 2010

A riveting documentary that unspools like a great thriller, the latest from the director of the Oscar-nominated My Country, My Country encompasses Al-Qaeda, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court. The saga of a Yemeni taxi driver who was bin Laden’s bodyguard and his brother-in-law, a Guantanamo detainee charged with war crimes and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals, THE OATH explores a hidden world to investigate the impact of the War on Terror.

  • Country USA
  • Language In English and Arabic with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Distributor Zeitgeist Films
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  • Director Laura Poitras

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