The film starts from a pleasant visit to the prison camp of Guantanamo Bay and embarks for a journey to Washington, Stockholm, Bucharest then to Abu Ghraib in Iraq and slowly…. a new scary world is revealing itself.

Gitmo had its World premiere November 2005 at IDFA, the International Documentary Filmfestival of Amsterdam where it was selected in competition for the prestigious Joris Ivens award.

Gitmo is directed by Erik Gandini and Tarik Saleh and produced by Kristina Åberg


1st prize-Seattle International Film Festival ’06
Jury Special mention- Miami International Film Festival ’06
1st prize Festival of Liberties, Brussel ’06
1st prize for best music composition, FFACEAuxerre Festival ’06


IDFA, Netherlands-Joris Ivens Competition
Miami International Film Festival
It’s All True, Sao Paulo
Brazil-Singapore International Film Festival
Gothenburg International Film Festival
Al jazeera Documentary Festival
Doha, Qatar-Amnesty international Film Festival
The Hague-Berlin International Film Festival (market)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival-Encounters South Africa



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Director Tarik Saleh on location at Guantanamo.

Mehdi Ghezali, Swedish Guantanamo ex-detainee.

TITLE Gitmo – The New Rules of War. DIRECTOR Erik Gandini and Tarik Saleh. PRODUCER Kristina Åberg LENGTH 80 min. LANGUAGE English and Swedish. CINEMATOGRAPHERS Carl Nilsson, Lukas Eisenhauer. EDITOR Mikkel E G Nielsen. MUSIC Krister Linder.