Storytelling Guantánamo: Challenging Narratives and Censorship Through Access, Art, Advocacy & Litigation


Add to My Calendar Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:00pm

The Center for Constitutional Rights and CUNY Law Review will host a panel to discuss use of creative advocacy and lawyering to challenge dominant political narratives. There will be a special screening of “Waiting for Fahd,” a rarely heard story of Guantánamo prison and one man’s dream deferred. Join us for a reception at 6:00 p.m. and discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m.

What: "Waiting for Fahd" documentary screening and panel
Where: CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Community Room 3/116
When: Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. (reception at 6, panel at 6:30)
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Omar Farah, Staff Attorney, CCR
Murtaza Hussain, Journalist, The Intercept
Professor Ramzi Kassem, Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic
Moderated by Aliya Hussain, Advocacy Program Manager, CCR

Student Contributions
Andrew Adams & Syeda Tasnim
Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic, Law & Security Docket

About the Film
Tucked amid the jagged mountain ranges of Yemen resides the sleepy town of Bayt Ghazy. Home to an idyllic agrarian community, it also provides the backdrop for the heartrending documentary “Waiting for Fahd,” which tells the story of Fahd Ghazy, a Yemeni national unlawfully detained at Guantánamo since he was 17. Fahd is now 30.

Through moving interviews with his beloved family, “Waiting for Fahd” paints a vivid portrait of the life that awaits a man who, despite being twice cleared for release, continues to languish at Guantánamo, denied his home, his livelihood, and his loved ones because of his nationality.


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March 4, 2015