What to do with the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, many of whom have not been charged with any crimes, or are being tried via secret trials, is still a political hot button. But writer/director Peter Sattler‘s “Camp X-Ray” approaches the issue from a different angle, rather than as a straight polemic.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Peyman Moaadi, and John Carroll Lynch, the film follows a young U.S. soldier who goes from her small town to the surreal world of the notorious detention center. While there, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees. So yes, there’s a lot to chew on here, but a recent 42-minute talk with Stewart and Sattler at the Apple Soho Store, hosted by Indiewire‘s Nigel Smith, finds them diving into the characters, political commentary, and more that “Camp X-Ray” tackles. It’s worth watching either before you seen the movie or after.
“Camp X-Ray” opens on VOD on in theaters on October 17th. Watch some new clips from the movie followed by the full talk below.