The Response (film)

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The Response
The Response Movie.jpg
Directed by Adam Rodgers
Written by Sig Libowitz
Release date
  • August 8, 2008 (2008-08-08) (Rhode Island International Film Festival)
Running time
30 minutes

The Response is a film based on actual transcripts of Combatant Status Review Tribunals held at Guantanamo Bay.[1][2][3]

The 2009 film is thirty minutes long.[3] Among the film's stars are Kate Mulgrew, Peter Riegert, Aasif Mandvi and the film's writer Sig Libowitz. The film was the directorial debut of writer and director Adam Rodgers.[4][5] Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland, consulted for the film, in his capacity as a former Justice Department counter-terrorism official.[1] Other faculty and students at the University of Maryland assisted in the production of the film, which was filmed on the University of Maryland campus.

Libowitz is a film producer, who received a Comcast Leadership Scholarship to go to law school. One of his law professors assigned his students transcripts from Combatant Status Review Tribunals held in 2004. Libowitz decided that the transcript was suitable to be recreated.

The film won a Silver Gavel from the American Bar Association.[6][7][8][9]

The film has screened at the Pentagon, U.S. Congress, Department of Justice, Westpoint, universities such as Harvard, UCLA and Columbia as well as film festivals including the Politics in Film Festival in Washington DC in May 2009.[10][11][12][13]

The Response was nominated for a 2010 Academy Award (Best Live Action Short).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nuckols, Ben (2008-02-03). "Film Recreates Guantanamo Tribunal". Fox News. Archived from the original on 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Film focuses on Gitmo detainees". The Olympian. 2009-09-05. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. 
  3. ^ a b "The Response". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Adam Rodgers". IMDb. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. 
  5. ^ "New role for 'Daily Show' reporter". MLive. 2009-05-09. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. 
  6. ^ "The Response" (PDF). American Bar Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-05. 
  7. ^ "The Response". theresponsemovie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. 
  8. ^ ""The Response" Awarded ABA's Silver Gavel for the Arts". University of Maryland School of Law. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  9. ^ "Linking Law & the Arts Series: The Response". University of Maryland School of Law. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. 
  10. ^ "Politics on Film Announces 2009 Festival Selections". Politics on film. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. 
  11. ^ "Political Lineup for DC Fest". The Variety. 2009-04-28. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. 
  12. ^ "ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Hosts "The Response" - A film based on actual transcripts of the Guantanamo military tribunals". American Constitution Society. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. 
  13. ^ "Silver Gavels; T-Mobile Responds!". Legal bisnow. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 

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