Next week, the ACLU’s film, “Justice Denied: Voices from Guantánamo,” will be featured as one of 12 shorts selected in the 10th annual Media That Matters (MTM) Film Festival, a showcase for short films — all under 12 minutes — on a variety of issues. Every June, MTM presents a new collection of shorts that are diverse in style and content, with documentaries, music videos, animations, experimental work and everything else in between.
Our film, “Justice Denied: Voices from Guantánamo,” features former detainees who were held by the U.S. in Afghanistan and Guantánamo for years, without charge or trial, and without any meaningful opportunity to challenge their detention. The men in the video series were captured, abused, and imprisoned — some for as long as five years — before being released without any explanation, criminal charge or apology.
We’re honored to be a part of this year’s MTM Film Festival, and hope you can join us for the NYC world premiere if you are in New York City (details below).
WHAT: ACLU film “Justice Denied: Voices from Guantánamo” featured in the 10th annual Media That Matters Film Festival
WHEN: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 (Doors open at 6:00 pm, arrive early to take part in a salon with festival filmmakers and presenting partners, including the ACLU! The screening will be held from 7:00-9:00 pm)
WHERE: School of Visual Arts (SVA), Visual Arts Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
TICKETS: Purchase your ticket online before they sell out!