Guantanamo’s Child in Playback Online

“Michelle Shephard had been writing about Omar Khadr for over a decade when she started working on Guantanamo’s Child, a feature doc that will have its world bow at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 14. In fact, having covered the case intensively as the Toronto Star‘s national security reporter, she’d already penned a book by the same name in 2008. The book documented the highly polarizing story of a young Canadian captured at the age of 15 in Afghanistan who – having been accused of killing a U.S. soldier – achieved notoriety as the only juvenile to ever have been tried for war crimes. Yet, Shephard had never spoken directly to him.”

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