POV | Documentaries with a point of view

The Oath
by Laura Poitras

The Oath
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/oath
National Ecore PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, August 16 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

Filmed in Yemen and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, The Oath interweaves the stories of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantánamo facing war crimes charges. Directed by Laura Poitras (Flag Wars, POV 2003; the Oscar®-nominated My Country, My Country, POV 2006), The Oath unfolds via a narrative rife with plot reversals and betrayals that ultimately leads to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantánamo and the U.S. Supreme Court. Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary. A co-production of ITVS in association with American Documentary/POV.

Visit the POV website to learn more about Yemen and Al-Qaeda, and watch the filmmaker interview, along with other special features.
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