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Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr (2015)

Omar Khadr: child soldier or unrepentant terrorist? After spending nearly half his life behind bars, including a decade at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre, Khadr is suddenly released. Finally, his story, in his own words.
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Omar Khadr ... Himself
Dennis Edney Dennis Edney ... Himself, Omar Khadr's lawyer
Patricia Edney Patricia Edney ... Herself
Stephen Harper Stephen Harper ... Himself, former prime minister of Canada
Ahmed Said Khadr Ahmed Said Khadr ... Himself, Omar Khadr's father (archive footage)
Geoffrey O'Brian Geoffrey O'Brian ... Himself, former chief of counterintelligence, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Maha El-Samnah Maha El-Samnah ... Herself, Omar Khadr's mother (as Maha el-Samnah)
Moazzam Begg Moazzam Begg ... Himself, former Guantanamo Bay detainee
Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage)
Ron Taylor Ron Taylor ... Himself, U.S. Special Operations Forces
Damien Corsetti Damien Corsetti ... Himself, U.S. military interrogator
Randy Watt Randy Watt ... Himself, U.S. Special Operations Forces
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruhal Ahmed Ruhal Ahmed ... Himself, Omar Khadr's cellmate in Guantanamo Bay detention camp
Stephen Xenakis Stephen Xenakis ... Himself, retired brigadier general and U.S. Army medical corps officer
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Omar Khadr: child soldier or unrepentant terrorist? After spending nearly half his life behind bars, including a decade at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre, Khadr is suddenly released. Finally, his story, in his own words.

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Canada

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English

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8 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Guantanamon kasvatti See more »

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Camp Williams, Utah, USA See more »

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White Pine Pictures See more »
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Follows Omar Khadr: Out of the Shadows (2015) See more »

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Must see documentary for those wanting to know that you can still win against a government using almost irresistible power for the sake of demonstrating a political stance.
16 September 2015 | by michaeljtrubicSee all my reviews

Views expressed in this film of course include Omar himself, his lawyer, his interrogators and even his captor's statements are included.

What I liked too was that the incredible amount of nonsense spoken by so many people who know absolutely nothing about this case was kept to a minimum.

Demonstrated time and again was the enormous compassion and patience of his lawyer against such insurmountable obstacles.

Very interesting too is the change of attitude many individuals have had who were looking at Omar from the other side of the bars and a self examination of themselves in the years afterwards.

Well done.

Thank you for bringing it to tiff.

Hopefully one day soon Omar will be able to bask in the warm waves of emotion generated from this film.

I wish that millions of Canadians can see it before the upcoming election.


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