Guantanamo Bay, the secretive, heavily fortified compound in Cuba where thousands of Global War on Terror detainees have been held without judicial review, is one of the many memory holes of the last three years. New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh has been writing that when the truth emerges, it will become a stain on America's reputation far worse than Abu Ghraib.
Due to lack of media access and curiosity, little attention has been paid to it. Now, a group of activists are trying to educate and inform Americans about what is being done in our name 90 miles off the coast of Florida. The Guantanamobile Project is a traveling road show and ongoing documentary enterprise, housed in a van that is outfitted with both recording and projection equipment. The aim is to educate, but also to collect the opinions and viewpoints of people they encounter.
The Guantanamobile Project rolls onto the N.C. State campus in Raleigh on Sunday, Oct. 17 with a 7 p.m. show at Witherspoon Campus Cinema. For more information, visit guantanamobile.org or www.ncsu.edu/cinema/events.html.