Mar 28, 2021
On episode 90, we welcome author Mohamedou Ould Slahi to recount his imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay and discuss black and white thinking in the American narrative of the good guys vs. the bad guys, why he still loves Americans and can see the good in them, America’s descent into fascism, the importance of applying the rule of law to both American and foreign citizens, the role of dehumanization in sadism and torture, defeating racial stereotypes, why he chose to forgive the American agents and guards who tormented him for 20 years, working on the biographical film The Mauritanian, and what he learned about the meaning of life from his harrowing experience.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi is a Mauritanian man who was detained at Guantánamo Bay detention camp without charge from 2002 until his release on October 17, 2016. Slahi wrote a memoir in 2005 while imprisoned, which the U.S. government declassified in 2012. His memoir, titled Guantanomo Diary, was later published in 2015 and the new movie, The Mauritanian, which is out now, is based on the events of that time, his memoir and his experience.
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