FRONTLINE and @Retro Report explore the little-known history of the controversial military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the U.S. has held terror suspects for years without charges. (Aired 2017)
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Guantanamo Bay is well known as a symbol of the post-9/11 war on terror.
In this 2017 documentary, FRONTLINE and Retro Report drew on extensive and rare archival footage to tell the story of how the military base came to be used to hold people beyond the reach of U.S. law. It happened a decade before 9/11, when some 70,000 Haitian refugees fled their country, hoping to seek asylum in the U.S. in the wake of a bloody coup.
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A 1991 Coup in Haiti Spurs a Refugee Crisis - 0:00
U.S. Detains Haitian Refugees at Guantanamo Bay Camp in 1990s - 2:47]
Yale Law Team Takes on U.S. Government Over Guantanamo - 3:54
Evidence of Mistreatment of Haitian Refugees at Guantanamo - 6:11
Court Ruling Frees Haitians Held at Guantanamo - 9:59
Credits - 12:19