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Join us for a special online screening and talkback for The Mauritanian.

In 2005, in correspondence with his attorneys from his isolation hut in Guantánamo’s Camp Echo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi constructed the manuscript for what was published ten years later as Guantánamo Diary, the internationally best-selling memoir of what one reviewer called “a triumph of humanity over chaos.” Now his story comes to the big screen in The Mauritanian, starring the extraordinary French actor Tahar Rahim; Jodie Foster as Nancy Hollander, Slahi’s lead attorney; and Benedict Cumberbatch as Navy prosecutor Stuart Couch. Watch the trailer here.

Join the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and BPL Presents for a conversation with Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Nancy Hollander, and Tahar Rahim. The conversation will be moderated by the Knight First Amendment Institute’s Larry Siems, who edited and annotated Mohamedou’s Guantánamo Diary, and will be followed by a special virtual screening of this riveting and timely film.

3:00PM EST, join the Zoom conversation about the film, by RSVPing on the upper right of this page.

3:30PM EST, watch the film by RSVPing here. (NOTE: The film screening is full. Please sign up for the WAITING LIST, and our partners at STX films will send you an email if they are able to move you from the waiting list into the film.) 

Please note, no recordings of the film will be tolerated. Violators will be ejected.

​​Rated R for violence including a sexual assault, and language. Run time: 129 minutes. This invitation is nontransferable and has no cash value. First come, first serve basis. While supplies last. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of links assumes any and all risks related to use of link, and accepts any restrictions required by link provider. STXfilms and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a link. Links cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible if, for any reason, guest are unable to use their link in whole or in part. Not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. All federal and local taxes are the responsibility of the guest. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to use any recording device. If you attempt to record you will be denied admission and kicked off the system. Guests who RSVP and obtain a virtual seat will incur no cost.

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