Follow the incredible journey of Asadullah Rahman, the youngest inmate to be held at Guantanamo Bay.
Asadullah was only 10 years old when he was arrested and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.
While working as a tea boy for an Afghan commander, he, along with 30 other Afghans were rounded up by US soldiers and sent to the notorious military site in Cuba.
Branded a ‘terrorist’ he was held for 17 months before finally being released.
Al Jazeera’s Sonia Verma was the first journalist to find Asadullah after he was freed, travelling to his remote mountain village to interview him.
What she discovered was a young boy who had been victimised by the US, abandoned by his country, yet nostalgic for his brief and unusual taste of the West.
Ten years later, Sonia returns to Afghanistan to find the 22-year-old. This is no simple task. As her friend Graeme Smith put it, “You only had a name. A first name, which is like looking for a guy called John in New York City.”
But when Sonia finally does find Asadullah, she discovers a young man trying to rebuild his life after a lost childhood.
Filmmakers: Faris Kermani and Sonia Verma
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