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The Mauritanian | Average Guy Movie Review

The story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), a man who was believed to have been involved in the planning of 9/11. He was held at Guantanamo Bay for years without trial. Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) were the lawyers who took his case, and Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch) was the military lawyer assigned to prosecute. What they discovered was a a case built on flimsy, circumstantial evidence and forced confessions. Based on Slahi's book 'Guantanamo Diary' (which he wrote while still incarcerated) this is a shocking look at US counter-terrorism activities after 9/11, and how that event was used to justify "questionable" actions. In that way it would make an eye-opening double feature with The Report  starring Adam Driver - both movies are available on Amazon Prime Video. Much like The Report , this is a story that should be told. And not just for Mohamedou, but for all those who were locked up at Guantanamo for years witho