::The Response (film)


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The Response is a film based on actual transcripts of Combatant Status Review Tribunals held at Guantanamo Bay.<ref name=FoxNews2008-02-03> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name=TheOlympian2009-09-05> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name=Imdb1267398> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

The 2009 film is thirty minutes long.<ref name=Imdb1267398/> 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.<ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name=MLiveMandviGuantanamo> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland, consulted for the film, in his capacity as a former Justice Department counter-terrorism official.<ref name=FoxNews2008-02-03/> 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.<ref name=Abanet> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name=TheResponseMovie> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

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.<ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name=Bisnow> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

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

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