Why Jodie Foster Specifically Asked For Her Character To Be ‘Tougher’ In The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian is an adaptation of the memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi Guantanamo Journal, and recounts his experience when he was taken from his home in Mauritania shortly after September 11, 2001 and detained without charge for almost a decade and a half. The US government falsely believed that he was involved in the orchestration of the terrorist attacks organized by Al Qaeda and kept him locked up for years without representation. Despite the public outcry against Ould Slahi, Nancy Hollander agreed to be his defense attorney and, while working on his case, discovered some dire truths about his treatment.


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