Guardian film critic deletes tweet on “arseholes’ convention of racists and Zionists”.

UK Media Watch

The blog Harry’s Place published a post last month on Guardian’s film critic Mike McCahill’s two paragraph, seven sentence review of The Confession, a new documentary about the life of Moazzam Begg.  

Here it is:

The Confession review – profound Guantánamo Bay documentary ****/5

Moazzam Begg is interviewed about his incarceration in Cuba in a documentary of great clarity and gravitas

The simple framing indicates documentary-maker Ashish Ghadiali knows he has hit upon an inherently resonant modern story. For 96 minutes, here is Moazzam Begg, sitting in a mock-up interview room, describing how a lad from Birmingham wound up in Guantánamo Bay. Personal and political quickly interweave. Begg’s close-miked words, often battling against the sounds of the war machine, allow us to hear the hurt he felt in being persecuted by intelligence agencies, and in seeing his adopted home of Afghanistan obliterated after 9/11.

Ghadiali is careful…

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