Friday, March 26, 2010

The Response: A Movie About Guantanamo Detainee Trials

The Response, a short film dramatizing detainee Combat Status Review Tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, has been traveling around the country and earning praise and prizes.  The film was researched and shot at the University of Maryland School of Law with a cast that agreed to defer all or most of their salaries in order to produce it. 


You can see clips on the film's web-site, but the full film is not yet available for purchase, download, or rental.  Check out the web-site, though: If it's scheduled to play in your city, this could make an excellent complement to lessons on separation of powers in wartime.


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Thanks, Steven!

"The Response" will screen in Chicago at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Union League Club. The event costs $15 and reservations can be made by phoning the ULC at (312) 435-5946.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, including the filmmaker (Sig Libowitz), one of the stars (Peter Riegert), and two Chicago-area authorities on the topic: Gary Isaac, an attorney who has worked on numerous detainee cases, including appearances on habeas corpus motions before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Maj. Gen. Charles Tucker (ret.), currently the director of the Institute for International Human rights Law at DePaul University.
Please share this information with your colleagues in the Chicago community.

Screenings are also scheduled for Yale (April 12), Harvard (May 4), and the NY State Bar Annual Meeting (May 21). The best place for up-to-date event postings and other news is the film's Facebook page:

Thanks for your interest in "The Response"!

Posted by: Joe Scarry | Mar 29, 2010 7:23:36 PM

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