Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd

Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd

This feature documentary recounts the incredible odyssey of 22 men from China’s persecuted Uyghur minority who were detained in Guantánamo as terrorists. These Turkic-speaking Muslims, persecuted by the authorities in Beijing, escaped to the Middle East where they were captured and sold as terrorists to the American forces. From northern China to Guantánamo, Cuba, this new documentary by Patricio Henríquez charts the incredible odyssey of three of these “prisoners of the absurd,” linked to worldwide terror networks through no fault of their own.

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  • writer
    Patricio Henríquez
  • director
    Patricio Henríquez
  • producer
    Patricio Henríquez
    Colette Loumède
  • producer - content
    Michelle Shephard
  • editor
    Andrea Henriquez
  • cinematography
    Sylvestre Guidi
    Patricio Henríquez
  • sound recording
    Karim Amin
    Luc Côté
  • research
    Michelle Shephard
    Françoise Guénette
    Luc Côté
    Patricio Henríquez
  • animation
    Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
    Brigitte Archambault
  • original music
    Robert Marcel Lepage
    Nicolas Borycki
  • sound editing
    Claude Langlois
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • mix
    Richard Pelletier
  • archives research
    Jenny Cartwright
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède

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