An extraordinary documentary about one boy’s stint in Guantanamo

Canadian-born Omar Khadr was 15 years old when he was captured by American forces, after a drawn-out firefight, in an Afghan village called Ayub Kheyl. A few months later, he became the youngest detainee at Guantánamo Bay.

You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantánamo is a bracing film about his interrogation (which took place a year later, in 2003) by Canadian intelligence agents. Directors Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez based their 100-minute documentary on seven hours’ worth of security video from the interrogation (which lasted four days). The footage is hard to watch. But the questions this film raises have less to do with Khadr’s guilt or innocence than with our own, shifting ideas of right and wrong. (In limited release on September 28.)

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An extraordinary documentary about one boy’s stint in Guantanamo