Freedom Is a Big Word: After Guantanamo

(La libertad es una palabra grande)
Guillermo Rocamora | Documentary

2019 | 54 minutes | Uruguay

After 13 years in Guantánamo, Muhammad starts a new life in Uruguay. He’ll get a home and welfare for two years, then be on his own.


Guantánamo, then what? After 13 years, Mohammed, a 38-year-old Palestinian, is released from the notorious detention camp, where he was starved, tortured, and humiliated. Under this regime, he was given a choice: to stay in Guantanamo or start a new life in Uruguay, the only country that opened its doors to the detainee. There, he would get a home and welfare money for two years, then he would be on his own. Mohammed has a second chance to start a new life of freedom in an unknown place. But “freedom” is a big word with a very complex meaning.

Main credits

Rocamora, Guillermo (film director)
Rocamora, Guillermo (screenwriter)
Robino, Diego (film producer)
López, Santiago (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Andrés Boero Madrid, Guillermo Rocamora; editing, Juan Ignacio Fernández, Victoria Lammers, Guillermo Madeiro; music, Diogo Poças.

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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

DIRECTOR: Guillermo Rocamora


YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Documentary

LANGUAGE: English; Spanish; Arabic; Other languages

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adults



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