"The Mauritanian": A Panel Discussion

A March 9, 2021, Panel Discussion featuring Mohamedou Ould Slahi and his counsel, Nancy Hollander & Theresa Duncan, moderated by NACDL Fourth Amendment Center Director and Guantánamo Observer Jumana Musa. Introductory remarks by NACDL President Christopher W. Adams.



Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, The Mauritanian (official trailer) is directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. This is the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the U.S. Government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up. The film is now available for rent on various streaming platforms.

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