Force Feeding at Guantanamo Bay

British human rights organisation Reprieve has produced a challenging film featuring Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) being force fed under standard Guantánamo Bay procedure. As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. No footage of actual force feeding in the prison has ever been released. This film is based on a leaked document setting out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. Released on Monday, the video has gone viral, netting over two million online views in its first day, mostly through The Guardian’s Youtube channel.

Yasiin Bey - Mos Def Force feeding


The campaign was developed at Don’t Panic, London.

Filming was shot by director Asif Kapadia, producer David Morrissey, editor Chris King, co-producer Ben Ferguson, camera operators Martin Stirling, Jacob Proud, Henri Johnson, assistant director Martin Sterling, assistant editor Rafael Bettega, sound recordist Don Nelson at Rockwell Studios, London.