Road to Guantanamo, The (2006) - Synopsis
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross’ THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO is the terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Known as the “Tipton Three,” in reference to their home town in Britain, the three were eventually returned to Britain and released, still having had no formal charges ever made against them at any time during their ordeal. Their terrifying first hand account is documented in the June 23rd release THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO. Part documentary, part dramatization, the film chronicles the sequence of events that led from the trio setting out from Tipton in the British Midlands for a wedding in Pakistan, to their crossing the Afghanistan border just as the U.S. began its bombing campaign, to their eventual capture by the Northern Alliance and their imprisonment in Camp X-Ray and later at Camp Delta in Guantanamo.
Roadside Attractions presents a Channel 4 Television presentation of a Revolution Films production in association with Screen West Midlands, Co-directed by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross and produced by Andrew Eaton and Melissa Parmenter for Revolution Films.