The Oath (2010 film)

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The Oath is a 2010 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras.wikipedia
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It tells the cross-cut tale of two men, Abu Jandal and Salim Ahmed Hamdan, whose meeting launched them on juxtaposed paths with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the September 11 attacks, US military tribunals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hamdan and his brother-in-law Nasser al-Bahri were the subjects of the award-winning documentary, The Oath (2010), by the American director Laura Poitras, which explored their time in al-Qaeda and later struggles.

Laura Poitras

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The Oath is a 2010 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras. The director Laura Poitras won the "True Vision Award" at the True/False Film Festival for the creation of the documentary.
Her 2010 film The Oath, about two Yemeni men caught up in America's War on Terror, won the Excellence in Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Nasser al-Bahri

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It tells the cross-cut tale of two men, Abu Jandal and Salim Ahmed Hamdan, whose meeting launched them on juxtaposed paths with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the September 11 attacks, US military tribunals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Al-Bahri and Hamdan were the subjects of the documentary, The Oath (2010), by American director Laura Poitras, which explored their time in al-Qaeda and afterward.

Citizenfour

Citizen Four
The third, Citizenfour (2014), focuses on the NSA's domestic surveillance programs.
By 2012, Poitras had begun work on the third film in her 9/11 trilogy (My Country, My Country (2006) and The Oath (2010)), which she intended to focus broadly on the topic of domestic surveillance for which she interviewed Assange, Greenwald, Binney, and Appelbaum.

My Country, My Country

The film is the second of a trilogy, with the first being My Country, My Country (2006), documenting the lives of Iraqi citizens during the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
The film is one of three in a series, with the second being The Oath (2010).

Zeitgeist Films

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The Oath is distributed both theatrically and non-theatrically in the US by New York-based Zeitgeist Films.

2010 Sundance Film Festival

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The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the "Excellence in Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary".

True/False Film Festival

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The director Laura Poitras won the "True Vision Award" at the True/False Film Festival for the creation of the documentary.

Jonathan Oppenheim (film editor)

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Oppenheim is noted for his work on The Oath (2010) and Paris Is Burning (1990).

Kirsten Johnson

Her most recent works are The Oath (2010) and Citizenfour (2014), both directed by Laura Poitras.

Documentary film

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The Oath is a 2010 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras.

Al-Qaeda

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It tells the cross-cut tale of two men, Abu Jandal and Salim Ahmed Hamdan, whose meeting launched them on juxtaposed paths with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the September 11 attacks, US military tribunals and the U.S. Supreme Court. The lives of the two men are explored and challenge viewers' ideas about jihad, loyalty and al-Qaeda.

Osama bin Laden

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It tells the cross-cut tale of two men, Abu Jandal and Salim Ahmed Hamdan, whose meeting launched them on juxtaposed paths with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the September 11 attacks, US military tribunals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 11 attacks

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It tells the cross-cut tale of two men, Abu Jandal and Salim Ahmed Hamdan, whose meeting launched them on juxtaposed paths with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the September 11 attacks, US military tribunals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Guantanamo military commission

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It tells the cross-cut tale of two men, Abu Jandal and Salim Ahmed Hamdan, whose meeting launched them on juxtaposed paths with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the September 11 attacks, US military tribunals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Iraq

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The film is the second of a trilogy, with the first being My Country, My Country (2006), documenting the lives of Iraqi citizens during the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Sanaa

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The film revolves around Abu Jandal, a taxi driver in San'a, Yemen who had worked as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden for four years, and Salim Ahmed Hamdan.

Afghanistan

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The latter worked for bin Laden as his driver in Afghanistan, and was captured in 2001 during the US invasion.

Enemy combatant

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He was detained as an enemy combatant and transported in 2002 to Guantanamo Bay.

Guantanamo Bay detention camp

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He was detained as an enemy combatant and transported in 2002 to Guantanamo Bay.

Jihad

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The lives of the two men are explored and challenge viewers' ideas about jihad, loyalty and al-Qaeda.

Supreme Court of the United States

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It tells the cross-cut tale of two men, Abu Jandal and Salim Ahmed Hamdan, whose meeting launched them on juxtaposed paths with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the September 11 attacks, US military tribunals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Military Commissions Act of 2006

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The Supreme Court challenge was decided in Hamdan's favor and Congress passed a new law, the Military Commissions Act of 2006 to respond to the court's objections.

United States Court of Military Commission Review

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It was upheld in 2011 by the Court of Military Commission Review and appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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It was upheld in 2011 by the Court of Military Commission Review and appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.