The Trial

The Trial

Alka Pradhan, James Connell and Sterling Thomas are lawyers for Ammar al-Baluchi, one of the five men facing the death penalty for plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks. THE TRIAL provides a window to reflect on the impact of a rarely seen part of the war on terror: a lack of accountability for the legacy of torture and the build-up to the largest criminal trial in American history. [A project of Field of Vision]

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Johanna Hamilton


Director: Johanna Hamilton
Executive Producer: Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook
Producer: Johanna Hamilton
Cinematographer: Nora Ballard, Erich Roland
Editor: Zach Neumeyer


Publicity Contact
Layla Hancock-Piper
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Format: Documentary Short
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 15:52 mins