THE OATH (2010)


 Two Yemenite youth barely out of their teens gravitate to Bin Laden’s orbit. By the late 90”s one (al Bahri) is OBL’s bodyguard & the other (Hamdan) is OBL’s driver.  Skip ahead to 2008: al Bahri”s a cab driver in Sana’a; Hamdan’s stuck in Gitmo. Fascinating parallel storylines with daily life in both places captured in haunting detail. Kudos to filmmaker Laura Poitras for her commitment to telling this story!  Click HERE for FF2 haiku: highly recommended by BOTH Jan & Rich. 

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