With the covid restrictions getting lifted more and more, and the world slowly going back to normal, it’s time to go all out again! Get money, get a car, go on a holiday, go to parties, break the rules and start again: you’re FREE AT LAST!
But who pays the price for our freedom? Is it the factory worker that makes 14 hour shifts to built your car in order to pay his rent? Or the local on Sumatra that has to guide the 30th semi spiritual hipster in order to feed his family? Or maybe it’s closer to home: maybe it’s your neighbor that can’t get a good nights rest because you’ve been blasting your music at 4 in the morning.
But why should you care? You’re free at last!
20 years post 9/11, Club Guy & Roni and Slagwerk Den Haag work with former Guantánamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi to create a thrilling and in-your-face dance performance about freedom.
The inspiration for FREEDOM is the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was unlawfully detained in Guantánamo Bay, where he was interrogated and tortured for 14 years. His book Guantanamo Diary tells his harrowing story, and it was recently adapted into a film entitled The Mauritanian. As a writer, Ould Slahi advocates for a world where freedom is an inherent right and forgiveness a core value. Mohamedou has penned an original script for the performance, as writer-in-residence at NITE for season 2021-2022.