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Author: Laura PoitrasJonathan OppenheimKirsten JohnsonOsvaldo GolijovNasser al- BahriAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Zeitgeist Films, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A spectacularly gripping documentary that unfolds like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Looks at the lives of Abu Jandal, Osama Bin Laden's bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, Bin Laden's driver. The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Salim Ahmed Hamdan; Nasser al- Bahri
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Poitras; Jonathan Oppenheim; Kirsten Johnson; Osvaldo Golijov; Nasser al- Bahri; Praxis Films.; Independent Television Service.; American Documentary Films.; P.O.V. Theatrical Films.; Zeitgeist Films.
OCLC Number: 644738048
Language Note: English and Arabic dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Documentary.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Container insert has a director's statement from Laura Poitras.
Special features: additional footage; theatrical trailers.
Credits: Editor/co-producer, Jonathan Oppenheim ; cinematography, Kirsten Johnson, Laura Poitras ; composer, Osvaldo Golijov.
Performer(s): With Abu Jandal (a.k.a. Nasser Al-Bahri) and the words of Salim Hamdan.
Event notes: Filmed on location in Sana'a, Yemen, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Washington, D.C.
Awards: Excellence in Cinematography Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2010 ; Special Jury Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2010 ; Special Jury Prize, International Feature, Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, 2010 ; Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival ; Winner, Best Feature Documentary, Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 leaflet.
Details: DVD; NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); stereo.
Contents: Brothers --
Meeting bin Laden --
Guilt by association --
The one of death --
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld --
Tom and Jerry --
Sisters --
Prosecution --
The art of affecting --
"The emir of hospitality" --
Squandered opportunity --
The Dialogue Committee --
Interrogation --
Verdict --
The verse of the Throne --
End credits.
Responsibility: a Praxis Films & Independent Television Service production in association with American Documentary/P.O.V. ; director/producer, Laura Poitras.

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A spectacularly gripping documentary that unfolds like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Looks at the lives of Abu Jandal, Osama Bin Laden's bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, Bin Laden's driver. The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror.

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