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The Strange Case of Salman abd al Haqq (2007)

 -  Short | Action  -  11 April 2007 (USA)
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Salman adb al Haqq
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Special Agent Robert Dixon
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Ahmed
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Classroom Student
Liane Al Ghusain ...
Raiyah
Richard Barbour ...
Zein
Jake Boeckerman ...
Classroom Student
Glen Caspillo ...
Mohammed
Joshua Cohen ...
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Josh
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Dylan Hand ...
Classroom Student
Pablo Jablonski ...
Classroom Student
Kerriann M. Kada ...
Krista
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The use of a foreign policy established in the mid-1990s by the US government has begun to spiral out of control since 9/11. Stories of Extraordinary Rendition, dubbed "the outsourcing of torture," have damaged America's image as a bastion of human rights advocacy with one scandal after another. The Strange Case of Salman abd al Haqq is a fictional short film based on the testimony and experiences of torture victims who have fortunately been released to tell their tales. It tells the story of its fictional protagonist Salman, who finds himself jailed and interrogated by the brutal Egyptian secret service in Cairo because of his alleged involvement with three suspected terrorists. Meanwhile, through flashbacks, we learn about Salman's past, from his up-bringing by devoutly Muslim parents in the wake of 9/11 to an identity crisis exacerbated by a year studying at a religious school in Saudi Arabia. The Strange Case touches on issues such as the morality of torture, the effectiveness of ... Written by Tim Gregory

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Filmed in 9 days while the majority of the cast and crew were attending classes at Stanford University. The interior prison scenes were filmed in the basement of Chi Theta Chi, a co-op at Stanford. See more »

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