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The Oath tells the story of two men, whose loyalty to an ideal in a world of disintegrating legal, moral, and constitutional norms tests their beliefs and threatens their liberty.
Acclaimed director Laura Poitras has created a riveting documentary about Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver and the first man to face the controversial US military commissions. At the heart of the film is Hamdan’s charismatic brother-in-law, whose struggles with his conscience provide a gripping psychological portrait of guilt and the redemptive role of society.
With fault lines reopening between the Muslim world and the West, the film leads the viewer on a jihadist's journey through Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, all the way to the devastating revelation behind the double meaning of the film's title.
"Compelling, emotionally and intellectually complex, The Oath is an important film that raises questions we must all ask"