Bridport Arts Newsletter
Film Thursday 22 April, 2021 7:30pm

FPTS – The Mauritanian (15)

Watch Online –2021, UK, 129 minsBased on the memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, screenplay by M.B. Traven and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvai, directed by Kevin Macdonald.

The powerful true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s impassioned fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned for years without charge in Guantánamo Bay. Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in lawyer, Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who agree to represent him and bring the matter to a trial. Here they encounter Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch) who heads a steely prosecution team. As the trial proceeds, new evidence and shocking truths are unveiled. Contrasting the formality of the court room with scenes of the torture and humiliation that Slahi experienced, director Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void) creates a drama that demonstrates that the human spirit cannot be locked up.

Special thanks to STX Films and Amazon Prime Video

“Tahar Rahim’s masterful central performance.” Associated Press

Post-film speakers: Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of the memoir, “Guantánamo Diary” upon which The Mauritanian is based, and director Kevin Macdonald in conversation with FPTS 2022, curator Edith Bowman. (This will play directly after the film credits)

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UK customers only.

Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course