Prisoners of the absurd

Uyghur

Our next Weekend Film Series on May 17 features Bermuda resident Uyghur Khalil Mamut, a prominent figure in Uyghurs: Prisoners Of The Absurd, a documentary about the incredible story of three of the 22 Uyghurs who were turned over to the United States military and held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Director Patricio Henriquez’s film, produced by Canada’s National Film Board, charts the odyssey of these “prisoners of the absurd”, who were ultimately released without charge.

Also screening on May 17 is Antarctic Edge: 70° South, which follows a team of world-class scientists as they explore the fastest warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. Filmed in one of the most perilous environments on the planet, the film chronicles the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth’s southern polar region, revealing the harsh conditions and huge challenges that scientists endure for months at a time.

Both films will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

Reserve tickets by calling 294-0204 or visiting the Oceans Gift Shop at the BUEI.

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