The Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd

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November 5th, 2016, 10:00am – 11:30am
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L13 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

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 documentary by Patricio Henríquez charts the incredible odyssey of three of these “prisoners of the absurd,” wrongly linked to worldwide terror networks through no fault of their own.