Filmmaker Greg Barker’s new documentary, “Detainee 001,” comes at a turning point in U.S history, and its timing could not be more ideal. The story of John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” makes for a poignant narrative as the United States stands on the cusp of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and has ended its war in Afghanistan.
Barker discusses his film on this week’s episode of the Political Theater podcast.
- Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times in Obama’s ‘Final Year’
- Senators ask Trump administration why the ‘American Taliban’ is getting out of prison early
- Was the sad, messy end in Afghanistan inevitable?
- Member trips to Afghanistan ended safely. But unofficial travel can put others ’at risk’
- One Man’s Journey From Surfer to Fundamentalist