26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
My Brother's Keeper
director: Laurence Topham
original title: My Brother's Keeper
country: United Kingdom
running time: 21 min.
The film looks at the unlikely yet strong friendship between Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who was wrongly accused of involvement in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and imprisoned in Guantánamo for fourteen years, and Steve Wood, the warden who first believed in his innocence and pushed for an end to Salahi's isolation and torture.
„As a filmmaker and Guardian journalist, I've always been drawn to stories of human resilience, but it was Mohamedou who showed me how hope and friendship can emerge in the unlikeliest of places.“ L. Topham
Laurence Topham (1982) is a British documentary filmmaker and special project editor for The Guardian, with whom he has been working since 2008. He specializes in reportage and is the author of the short documentaries Firestorm (2013), Fast Ice: Rescue from Antarctica (2014), and Building the Bomb (2015), some of which have been screened at Tribeca, AFI Docs, Sheffield Doc, and others.
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|koproducent:||Lindsay Poulton, Mustafa Khalili|