Short Film Profile

The Response

A Middle Eastern detainee is put on trial and military judges must decide his fate.

Film notes

The Response is based on the actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. The short film is a courtroom drama, in the vein of 12 Angry Men.

The film stars Peter Riegert ('Crossing Delancey', 'Animal House'), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway of 'Star Trek, Voyager', ), and Aasif Mandvi (Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show'). Our crew includes an Emmy award-winning cinematographer and an Emmy award-winning sound mixer.

THE RESPONSE - for the first time ever - holds a mirror up to the tribunals, allowing an audience to see and hear for themselves what goes on inside the Guantanamo tribunal room where they must consider the tenuous and explosive balance between preventing the next 9/11 and preserving our sense of justice.

THE RESPONSE was vetted by the University of Maryland School of Law where the film was shot over 3 days with a minimal budget.



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Previous screenings

10 Sep – 17 Sep | Washington, United States

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 21 Sep 2009