Author Mansoor Adayfi and Antonio Aiello discuss adapting for television the memoir, “Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo.”
Please join acclaimed filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz in conversation with Mansoor Adayfi and Antonio Aiello discussing their experience adapting for TV Mansoor’s memoir, Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo, about his 15 years as a prisoner.
A memoir is a place of personal truth, of fact. TV is driven by drama, by the invention. Join this conversation around the tension between the 2 forms, the process of representing A Truth rather than The Truth in service of a compelling narrative. The conversation will also explore issues around creating a rare Muslim hero, incorporating Islamic storytelling tropes, and the responsibility of telling a story from a Muslim perspective in and about one of the most secretive places on earth.