Guantanamo Limbo

It has been 11 years since the first detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay prison. Many of those imprisoned have since been released as they were innocent but some remain in limbo; unable to go back to their native countries for various reasons but with no other country willing to take them, these men were cleared for release years ago but remain behind bars.

We meet a former inmate in his new home of Albania, it still feels a lot like prison as he is unable to leave the country or find work and relies entirely on the government to support his family. We also meet the family of a detainee cleared for release but unable to find a country to take him in. Nabil was 21 years old when he was arrested and is 33 now he has joined the hunger strikers of Guantanamo and his lawyer says he looks dangerously ill. We go inside to see conditions of the prison and hear about the force feeding being used to keep these desperate men alive. What is the solution for these men accidentally caught in the war on terror?


  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 29 mins
  • Production: Babel Press
  • Director: Marjolaine Grappe, Christophe Barreyre and Emmanuel Charieras
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France



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