posted on May, 15 2004 @ 08:29 AM
Did anyone see this HBO show last night?
It was the most riveting made for tv show that I have seen in a while. I applause the directors and producers for creating such a show. I hope they
show it over and over again until every American sees what the possibilities of this War on Terrorism can have on our daily lives. It was really
really worth the time I spent watching it.
If the United States could rid the world of terrorism forever, would you give up your rights as an American citizen for a day? A year? Forever? These
are the questions put to the test in HBO Films all-new psychological drama that explores the precarious status of individual liberties post-9/11
through two parallel stories--each containing identical dialogue--taking place on two continents half a world away. Acclaimed director Sidney Lumet
(Dog Day Afternoon) joins forces with Emmy(R)-winning Oz creator Tom Fontana and Oscar(R)-winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man) to weave together the
cautionary tales of two young students--an American female in China and an Arab male in New York--who are detained by authorities without hard
evidence of committing any crime and interrogated about their thoughts and beliefs. Glenn Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ellen Barkin and Oliver Platt