Amnesty International Hosts Return of Blueprint for Accountability Series with ‘The Response’ Film Screening

October 26, 2009

Discussion to Follow with The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi and Others

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For the return of the Blueprint for Accountability Film Series, Amnesty International USA will host a screening of the film The Response on Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. The film focuses on the military tribunal case of a suspected enemy combatant at the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and the three military judges slated to decide his fate. This groundbreaking courtroom drama is based on actual transcripts from Guantanamo military tribunals. It is one of the first dramas to illuminate tribunal processes and allow the audience to experience Guantanamo first-hand.

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Starring Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), and Peter Riegert (Animal House, The Sopranos), The Response was recently named the 2009 American Bar Association (ABA) Silver Gavel Award winner as best of the year in Drama & Literature.

Amnesty International reiterates that the military commissions do not meet U.S. and international standards for fair trials. The U.S. government needs to hold fair trials in U.S. federal courts.


Screening and Discussion of The Response


Tuesday, October 27


7:00 p.m.


Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

There is a $10 suggested donation. For reservations, please email TheResponseRSVP@gmail.com.

Blueprint for Accountability is a monthly film series presented by Culture Project.

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 2.2 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

For more information about the topic of this event, please visit: www.amnestyusa.org

SOURCE Amnesty International

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