Art & Film: Storytelling Guantanamo--A Special Freedom Flicks Program
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:30pm
Tucked amid jagged mountain ranges resides the sleepy town of Bayt Ghazy. This idyllic agrarian community serves as the backdrop of the original documentary “Waiting for Fahd”, which tells the heartrending story of CCR client Fahd Ghazy, a Yemeni national unlawfully detained at 17. Now 30, Fahd continues to languish in Guantanamo without charge or trial.
The Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights is proud to present a special Freedom Flicks program on Wednesday, January 14th at the Brooklyn Public Library using art and film to bring you the rarely told, human stories of Guantanamo prison.
The night will begin with a private reception/gallery exhibit featuring artworks by artist and writer Molly Crabapple
, photographer Debi Cornwall
and former Guantanamo detainee and CCR client Djamel Ameziane, followed by a screening of the short film “Waiting for Fahd”. Afterward, CCR Staff Attorney Omar Farah will be joined by Molly Crabapple and Debi Cornwall to discuss the role of art, law, and storytelling, in a climate of restricted access, fear and secrecy, in challenging dominate narratives of Guantanamo and surfacing the human impact of indefinite detention.
Waiting for Fahd & Special Program
Wednesday, January 14th
6:30PM – 8:45PM
Doors open at 6:30PM for the private reception/gallery exhibit. Refreshments will be provided. Screening starts at 7:15PM sharp, followed by discussion, and Q&A.