The Mauritanian: Conversation with Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, and director Kevin Macdonald - 92Y, New York

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The Mauritanian: Conversation with Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, and director Kevin Macdonald

Feb 17, 2021

Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the New York Times bestselling memoir Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley), who battle the U.S. Government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.

The Mauritanian will be in select theaters February 12, and then shortly thereafter on video on demand.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster won the Best Actress Academy Award twice — Silence of the Lambs and The Accused

Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim is best known for his breakout starring role in A Prophet

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the award-winning director of fiction features — including The Last King of Scotland

Annette Insdorf

Annette Insdorf is Professor of Film at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and Moderator of 92Y’s Reel Pieces series …

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