Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom

Written by Victoria Brittain & Gillian Slovo

Directed by Nicolas Kent & Sacha Wares

Weaving together the spoken and written testimony of detainees at the American base in Guantánamo, as well as that of lawyers and public officials, Guantánamo: 'Honor Bound to Defend Freedom' looks at the questions surrounding the detentions in Guantánamo Bay, and asks how much damage is being done to Western democratic values during the 'war on terror.' The five detainees, whose interviews are the centerpiece of the play, were released in late February 2004; and the interviews conducted in late March and April.

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu honored Culture Project when he attended a special performance of Guantánamo.

“It has to be heard to be believed”
“a way of opening a door that our theater has foolishly kept shut”
“Crisply staged… extremely well acted”
– The Village Voice
“deeply moving”
“exerts an icy visceral charge”
– The New York Times