Andy Worthington’s Remarks About I Do Not Resign Myself

Andy Worthington, world authority on the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay whose film Outside the Law inspired this company’s work on the prisoners there, wrote on his website about his trip to the US in January, the 10th anniversary of the opening of the prison.

Andy Worthington, in front of the US Supreme Court, January 11, 2012

Here is what he said about seeing the performance of I Do Not Resign Myself in New York at an event on January 8, 2012 where he also spoke:

“After an introduction from Debra [Sweet, head of the World Can’t Wait], I ran through another version of my explanation of why Guantánamo is still open, with its cast of miscreants and incompetents, including the President, lawmakers and the judges of the D.C. Circuit Court. This was followed by a powerful performance by American Creative Dance, drawing on the stories of the prisoners, and inspired, as director Nancy Vining Van Ness  explained, after she saw Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo exactly a year ago, during my previous visit.”

You can read all of Andy’s account of his experience on that tour of the US here.  See a performance of I Do Not Resign Myself at the Puffin Foundation event in September 2011 below.


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