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The Strange Case of Salman abd al Haqq (2007)

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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 ... See full summary »

Writers:

Amin El Gamal (storyline consultant), Tim Gregory
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amin El Gamal ... Salman adb al Haqq
David Fine ... Special Agent Robert Dixon
Iyad Hajjaj ... Ahmed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Ackerman-Greenberg Alex Ackerman-Greenberg ... Classroom Student
Liane Al Ghusain Liane Al Ghusain ... Raiyah
Richard Barbour Richard Barbour ... Zein
Jake Boeckerman Jake Boeckerman ... Classroom Student
Glen Caspillo Glen Caspillo ... Mohammed
Joshua Cohen Joshua Cohen ... Professor
Ben Cunningham Ben Cunningham ... Classroom Student
Daniel Glorae Daniel Glorae ... Josh
Tim Gregory Tim Gregory ... Student walking to class
Dylan Hand Dylan Hand ... Classroom Student
Pablo Jablonski Pablo Jablonski ... Classroom Student
Kerriann M. Kada Kerriann M. Kada ... Krista
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Storyline

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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Short | Action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000 (estimated)
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House of C See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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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