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The Mauritanian

Two lawyers fight for justice for a prisoner detained without charge by the U.S. Government.


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'The Mauritanian' is an intense political thriller, based on a true story, about a prisoner convicted of a crime and thrown into the American prison of Guantanamo, considered one of the worst in the world, without the right to trial, evidence or even a concrete case against him. Two lawyers then decide to represent him and, little by little, unravel the truths behind his conviction, and the absurdities and atrocities committed by the American government in the name of a patriotic and nationalist feeling of finding a culprit, of putting a “name to the bulls” and having a scapegoat to blame for a terrifying crime. The movie is not about the convict being innocent, but about the right to defense and equal judgement before the law that everyone deserves, justice must be impartial and transparent so that there are no judgments based on hatred and personal retaliation.



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The Mauritanian 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 finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan who battle the U.S. Government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn.

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