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Inside the Wire: Guantanamo

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The naval base at Guantanamo Bay secured a place in the annals of history when the first wave of detainees from Americas War on Terror men dubbed “the worst of the worst” arrived in 2002. A symbol of freedom protected or freedom tragically betrayed, the controversies of Guantanamo embody the thorny issues of America's fight against an enemy that wears no uniform, has no address and will declare no armistice, and an administrations battle to keep prisoners beyond the reach of due process in American courts. The goings-on inside the wire encircling this highly classified camp have been a closely held government secretuntil now. For the first time, National Geographic exclusively captures day-to-day life in the most famous prison in the worldexploring the ongoing daily struggle between the guard force of dedicated young military personnel and the equally dedicated detainees, many of whom are still in legal limbo after being held for seven years.

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • DVD Release Date: June 16, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001TK80DY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,161 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 19, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I ordered this movie to use in class. It is 90 minutes in length and it gives a general overview of the prison at Guantanamo Bay while following along a couple of US military members. The footage was all filmed during a 3 week period but is supplemented with shots of other periods. There are also some interviews with former detainees that have been released back to their homeland. The movie tries to give a fairly balanced view of what went on, but tends to dwell a bit on the question of whether or not improper treatment took place. The depiction of what the place is like is quite accurate. The viewer comes away seeing how the place represents something of a no-win situation for the US and situation of prolonged desperation for the detainees. The only issue with the documentary is that it bogs down from time to time. The story probably could have been told in an hour or so. If you are interested in Guantanamo, it's worth checking this film out because there isn't much out there and this one represents almost unprecedented access to the camp by an outside film crew. The Guantanamo camp has been a very big image in the war on terror and it will probably always be remembered in the history books.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Captain on January 1, 2012
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I have an interest in both Cuba and the Middle East, and thought this documentary would be interesting. Like some of the other reviewers, I was extremely disappointed. Too much sympathy is given to the detainees, and their plight of being unfairly imprisoned. National Geographic has clearly taken the side of trying to "expose" improprieties and alleged human rights violations. I believe there are reasons for each of the detainees to be held, and what they do there is (and needs to be) classified for good reason. These are not thrillseeker liquor store hold-up robbers with "Born to Lose" tattoos on their chests...

And unfortunately there is almost no mention of how the base exits in Cuba with so much animosity between the two nations. Why does Cuba permit the base to operate there? That seems like pretty important information to be included in a documentary about Gitmo, but there is not a word about that.

So, yes, it is a glimpse into the life of a guard at Gitmo, but it certainly was overly sympathetic to the detainees, even painting the former prisoners as upstanding family men, and who are now political servants in their own countries. There are some things that the general public just simply should not know about, just ask Jack Nicholson's character Col. Nathan R. Jessup in "A Few Good Men": "I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way."
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By Gus Venegas on May 24, 2012
Format: DVD
The viewer gains unprecedented access to the Guantanamo Bay detention center in this documentary, which chronicles the daily routines of captives and guards. Interviews allow the viewer to get a better idea of the issues which surround the controversial facility, including allegations of "torture," the problems involved with releasing detainees, and the legal responsibilities of the U.S. government. Lawyers for detainees, guards, military officers and even detainees themselves all discuss issues which surround Guantanamo. This documentary of what goes on in the facility (although the very presence of the cameras changes the behavior of some of the detainees) it is as close as it gets to seeing the inside of Gitmo without going there. Reader beware, as some of the detainees use foul language and have "creative uses" of bodily fluids and excrement.
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Since the beginning I could notice bias in this documentary. However, I watched it entirely because it turns informative and interesting if you know how to balance the content by yourself. Some former detainees are presented as completely innocent or people turned into fanatics terrorists by the alleged cruelty faced during their detention in Guantanamo.
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By Dhaval on June 9, 2013
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This documentary gives a high level picture of the detention center, and what kind od detainees you would find. But the movie is more about the concepts surrounding Guantanamo Bay and not about the prison itself. That makes it less informational. I hope it were better! But still a decent watch just to get a general idea about the place.
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