Friday, May 19, 2006

"Road to Guantanamo" poster censored by MPAA

"Road to Guantanamo," the new movie about The Tipton Three and their experiences at GTMO, has had its advertising censored by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) [Guardian UK]:
The Guantanamo film ran into difficulties with the MPAA last month when it submitted its advertising material for customary review. To the surprise of Howard Cohen, president of Roadside Attractions which is distributing the film in the US, the association demanded that the poster for the R-rated film be toned down.
"It was the head in the burlap sack that pushed it over the edge for them," Mr Cohen said. The film will be advertised instead by a poster which shows only a pair of shackled hands and arms. "It's outrageous that they are objecting to this image ... They are saying ... children in the US should not be allowed to see what it is we are doing to people in Guantanamo." The MPAA offered no comment.
The filmmakers from "Witness Against Torture" have provided a link to the uncensored poster here. I'm posting it too...

Read more about the Tipton Three (Shafiq Rasul, Asif Iqbal and Rhuhel Ahmed) here. [Note: other statements are provided by some other GTMO prisoners, e.g. Omar Khadr]. You can also listen to an interview with their lawyer, Victoria Brittain on Victoria is a human rights lawyer and the author of both "Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and Back" (co-author with former-prisoner Moazzam Beg, UK only) and "Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom" (available in Canada).
"Road to Guantanamo" is due in theatres June 23rd.


Anonymous dearkitty said...


See also on this here.

5/19/2006 8:30 AM  

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