The Mauritanian

Live Screening & Re-Screening
Live Panel Discussion
Poster of The Mauritanian film

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Screenplay by: M.B. Traven, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani
Based on: Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir "Guantánamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the true story of Slahi's fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan who battle the U.S. government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch, uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.

IMDb: The Mauritanian (2021)

Live Panel Discussion

Following the film screening, filmmaker Suzie Gilbert will host a discussion with former Guantánamo Bay prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi, director Kevin Macdonald, and co-counsel for Slahi, Teri Duncan (played by Shailene Woodley in The Mauritanian).

Additional Showings

We will re-run the film on Tuesday, October 5, at 12:00 PM ET. This is your last chance to view the film. You can always access the recordings of the live discussion on the film discussions page.