Stay-At-Home Seven: April 12-19 by Amber Wilkinson

Stay-At-Home Seven: April 12-19 by Amber Wilkinson
Tahar Rahim as Mohamedou Ould Salahi in The Mauritanian Photo: courtesy of Glasgow Film Festival The Mauritanian, Amazon Prime

The US military's behaviour in Guantanamo Bay is viewed through the prism of a single inmate's experience in Kevin Macdonald's latest film, which is adapted from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir. He was held at the prison for 14 years without trial under suspicion of having helped the 9/11 terrorists and the film charts what happened to Slahi (Tahar Rahim) as lawyer Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her assistant (Shaylene Woodley) took on his case. In a separate, though connected story, we follow conservative military lawyer Stuart Couch who has been tasked with prosecuting Slahi - and who shows that integrity is not solely the province of those on the left of politics. This is a film that is about procedure but it becomes gripping thanks largely to Rahim, who brings every
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