The newly released documentary, ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantánamo, will be screened in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto from June 18-20.
ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantánamo tells the story of Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian citizen, who has been held in Guantánamo Bay without charge since 2002. Despite being cleared for transfer since 2008, he remains imprisoned. The film tells Djamel's story through his letters, paintings and the accounts of those who have known him, including Djamel’s brother, his US lawyer Wells Dixon and former employers and colleagues. Through his story, the human cost and injustice caused by indefinite detention at Guantánamo becomes clear as the audience gains a sense of the person, Djamel Ameziane, who at Guantánamo is only known as ISN 310.
The film is produced by Woodcutter Productions in association with the Center for Constitutional Rights. For more information about Djamel, please visit ccrjustice.org/ameziane.
***June 18 – MONTREAL***
The Clark Room
Maison du développement durable
50, rue Ste-catherine Ouest,
Montréal, Qc, H2X 3V4
The film will be introduced by Janet Griffith, the Executive Archdeacon of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with J. Wells Dixon (CCR attorney representing men at Guantánamo), Paul Clarke (Refugee Action Montreal), and Mitch Goldberg (immigration lawyer).
***June 19 – OTTAWA***
Presented by the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, Amnesty International Canada, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
251 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario
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The film will be followed by a discussion with J. Wells Dixon (CCR attorney representing men at Guantánamo), Abdullah Almalki (Canadian citizen who was tortured in Syria because of inaccurate information given by Canada), Paul Champ (Ottawa human rights and national security litigation lawyer), and moderated by Hilary Homes (Amnesty International Canada).
***June 20 – TORONTO***
Presented by Amnesty International Canada and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Innis Town Hall
University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue
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Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with J. Wells Dixon (CCR attorney representing men at Guantánamo), Michelle Shephard (journalist and author of Guantanamo’s Child), John Norris (Lawyer, Simcoe Chambers), and moderated by Shanaaz Gokool (Amnesty International Canada).