Mos Def - Mos Def Stars In Harrowing Guantanamo Bay Video

0
0
Subscribe to Mos Def alerts

Rapper Mos Def was left in tears, begging for mercy in a hard-hitting new video as he was given a taste of what hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay have to allegedly endure as medics force feed them daily to keep them alive.

The short film, shot by Asif Kapadia in collaboration with human rights organisation Reprieve and hosted by Britain's The Guardian newspaper, features Def, aka Yasiin Bey, strapped and chained to a chair and protesting as three nurses attempt to force a tube through his nostril.

The hip-hop star and poet squirms and screams, "Please, please, please... Stop, please stop. I can't do it anymore."

He then breaks down in tears when the medics halt the demonstration as the message "In Guantanamo Bay, the full procedure is carried out twice a day. Typically, it takes two hours to complete" appears on screen.

The video, which was shot on 15 June (13) in London, begins with statistics suggesting 44 of the 120 hunger strikers at the detention camp are currently being force fed and Def insists that what he goes through in the film is "standard operating procedure for force feeding detainees".

A traumatised Mos Def says, "I really didn't know what to expect. The first part of it is not that bad, but then you get this burning, I had this burning (sensation) and it just starts to be unbearable. It feels like something's going into my brain and it started to reach the back of my throat and I really, really... couldn't take it."

The Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba was established in January, 2002, to detain people the U.S. Government determined as terrorists who threatened homeland security.

A group of Guantanamo Bay detainees began a hunger strike earlier this year (13) to protest their detention. The U.S. has rejected pleas to stop the force-feeding for the month of Ramadan, which begins on Monday night (08Jul13).

The process has been deemed a form of torture by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.


Contactmusic

Tags: Mos Def

0
0
Subscribe to Mos Def alerts
Advertisement

More Mos Def

Life of Crime Movie Review

Although the plot itself is nothing special, this kidnapping comedy keeps the audience entertained by filling every scene with outrageous characters and twisty interaction. Based...

Begin Again Movie Review

Fans of the Oscar-winning 2006 Irish film Once (and its more recent stage-musical adaptation) may find this American drama a little derivative, but it's a...

Jennifer Aniston Is The Unwanted Hostage In 'Life of Crime' [Trailer]

Life of Crime sees Jennifer Aniston put in the awkward position of unwanted hostage; her husband (Tim Robbins) wants rid so won’t put up...

Life Of Crime Trailer

Frank Dawson is a filthy rich, arrogant real estate developer who regularly takes 'business trips' in order to continue an affair with his young lover...

Advertisement

Hailee Steinfeld - Begin Again Red Carpet Interview

Hailee Steinfeld discusses filming in New York and her fellow cast in a red carpet interview during the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her new...

Keira Knightley - Begin Again Red Carpet Interview

Keira Knightley talks about working on her new movie 'Begin Again', in which she stars as a dejected singer-songwriter in New York alongside Hailee Steinfeld,...

Begin Again Trailer

Dan Mulligan is a former record executive who has just been spectacularly dismissed by the label he was employed by. Now penniless with nowhere to...

Toronto Film Festival To Open With WikiLeaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' [Trailer]

The Fifth Estate, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring biopic of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, will be the opening film at at this years annual Toronto International Film...

Advertisement

Comments

Mos Def Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mos Def

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All