GITMO’s History 5:00, 2002 (Ref: SA02256)


A fascinating report, using rare archive footage, about the history of Guantanamo Bay – the notorious prison run by the US army to hold suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners.

This film uses archive footage to show how and why the Americans have a military base in Cuba – dating back to 1896. Guantanamo Bay – often referred to as Gitmo – is the PR disaster of the USA’s war on terror. As pressure grows for the prisoners to be released, we outline the bases uses over the years.