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Film Screening: Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd
August 18 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
The Amnesty International Ajax/Pickering Youth Council will be hosting their first Film Screening focusing on Human Rights.
The film being shown is called “Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd”. Directed by Patricio Henriquez . Duration : 1hr 38min.
Synopsis: 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.
The screening will also be followed by an information session on Amnesty International and how people can get involved with the organization. The event is free and is open to all members of the public.
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2 PM – 5 PM
WHERE: Pickering Public Library, One The Esplanade, Pickering, Ontario L1V 6K7