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Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd (Short Version)

Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd (Short Version)

| 51 min
Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd (Short Version)
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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.

  • narration
    Dennis Trudeau
  • writer
    Patricio Henríquez
  • director
    Patricio Henríquez
  • producer
    Patricio Henríquez
    Colette Loumède
  • creative content producer
    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
    Serge Boivin
  • additional cinematography
    Rénald Bellemare
    Alex Margineanu
  • assistant editor
    Nils Caneele
    Jenny Cartwright
  • music editing
    Nicolas Borycki
  • music recording
    Nicolas Borycki
  • music mix
    Nicolas Borycki
  • translation
    Kayum Masimov
    Saif Fazel Ullah
  • revision of English texts
    Glenn Clavier
    Sylvie Dupuis
    Kathleen Fee
    Michelle Shephard
  • archives research
    Jenny Cartwright
  • archive clearance
    Jenny Cartwright
  • video post-production
  • coordinator
    Myriam Therrien
  • colour correction
    Julien Alix
  • online editing
    Guillaume Pelletier
  • on-line editing assistant
    Jessie-Lee Labonté
    Charles Tranquille
  • sound post-production
    Audio Zone Inc.
  • sound post coordinator
    Claude Bourgault
  • mix assistant
    Dominic Nudo
  • casting
    Kathleen Fee
  • voice director
    Kathleen Fee
  • narration recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • technical director
    Denis Boisvert
  • production manager
    Jenny Cartwright
  • administrator
    John Chretien
  • line producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède



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