A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. A story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, struggling to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. And in the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.
The 2014 Forum Film Festival Opening Night featured a screening of IFC Films’ Camp X-Ray (in theaters Oct. 17th), followed by a post-screening discussion with starring actress Kristen Stewart and director Peter Sattler.