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The Oath (2-disc includes My Country, My Country) [DVD]


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  • Directors: Laura Poitras
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Dogwoof
  • DVD Release Date: 18 April 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B004PG9G78
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,976 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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THE OATH tells the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Ladens former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, THE OATH is a family drama about two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a journey that would lead to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The film begins as Salim Hamdan is set to face war crime charges at Guantanamo, and Abu Jandal is a free man and drives a taxi in Yemen.

We enter the story in a taxicab in Yemen. Here we meet Abu Jandal, the films central protagonist, as he transports passengers through the chaotic streets of Yemens capital city, Sanaa. Salim Hamdan is the films ghost protagonist. He was arrested in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11 and taken to Guantanamo. His seven-year captivity at Guantanamo is narrated through his prison letters.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Nov. 2012
"The Oath" (2010 release; 90 min.) is a documentary that was bound to create debate, if not controversy, upon its release in the US in 2010 (it premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival), right? Actually, this fell pretty much on deaf ears and it was only when recently browsing the documentary section of my local library that I fell upon this. How could I have never heard of this movie before?

"The Oath" follows two men, Abu Jandal, a taxi driver in Yemen, and his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who is the first to await trial. As we later learn, Jandal was the primary bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden during 1996-2000, and Hamdan was Bin Laden's driver. They became brothers-in-law when Bin Laden 'selected' two sisters to marry them. But there is one huge difference between the two: Jandalhas taken the Al Qaueda oath and Hamdan has not. The documentary takes its time in building up the intrecate facts surrounding these two men. At one point I was about to turn it off when I heard Jandal give again one of his views, this time on tolerance ("When you accept the other as he is, then you are in agreement with his infidelity and lowliness"), but I decided to stick it ou and I'm glad I did. I'm not going to tell you why, as it would ruin your viewing experience, although I will venture to say that you will be surprised how it all turns out. The last 30 min. are just riveting.

Back to why this documentary has fallen on deaf ears: it's my personal belief that the US audience at large was not then, and is still not, in the mood for this type of compex and complicated tale of two truths.
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