Mohamedou Ould Slahi x Yvon van Apeldoorn
As a writer-in-residence with the Noord Nederlands Toneel and Club Guy & Roni, Mohamedou wrote the script for the dance performance FREEDOM. Yvon van Apeldoorn interviewed Mohamedou en talked to him about his detention in Guantanamo Bay, the publication of his Guantanamo Diary and the future.
“Not always but most of the time, freedom is within reach. But you can’t find it until you know what you need. For one who holds grudges, freedom is to be found in forgiveness. Because resentment, even if there is a good reason for it because someone has done something very bad to you, enslaves you. You chain yourself to the person who hurt you.” – Mohamedou Ould Slahi