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The President Versus David Hicks (2004)

A documentary about the "Australian Taliban", David Hicks. The film follows the struggles of David's father, Terry Hicks, as he tries to free his son from the U.S. military prison at ... See full summary »
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A documentary about the "Australian Taliban", David Hicks. The film follows the struggles of David's father, Terry Hicks, as he tries to free his son from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Terry Hicks travels the world, locking himself in a cage on street corners in major cities as a demonstration of the harsh conditions his son is unjustly suffering under. At the same time, the movie traces David Hicks' path through Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he eventually joined the Taliban. Written by Luke Thomas Crowe

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Your son converts to Islam. Your son fights for the Taliban. Your son is labelled a terrorist. Your son is still your son.

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The other side
25 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the other comments that were very negative toward the film. My view is the other side...and I am a flag raising, voter, supporter of our Armed Forces and shed a tear every night another American is listed as KILLED! This film should be viewed from the perspective of a parent that loves their child and his search for the truth...not what one side says is the truth..that is what true American stands for.

This film like the invasion of Iraq points out the dictatorial manner that President Bush is leading our country. Imprisonment without due process! Even the terrorist of 911 got a trial. To restrain a parent from seeing their child is cruel and unusual punishment. What is our government afraid of? Film like this must be made and seen if we are to remain a free democratic nation.


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