Roadside Attractions has picked up domestic rights to MichaelWinterbottom and Mat Whitecross' docudrama The Road To Guantanamo, which recently won the Silver Bear atBerlin.
The picture will receive its US premiere at Tribeca next month andRoadside is preparing to release in North America the summer.
The Road To Guantanamo chronicles the detention of three British citizens for two yearswithout charges in the notorious American military prison in Cuba.
The so-called 'Tipton Three' eventually returned to Britain and tothis day have never been charged. In a controversial twist, cast members weredetained by British customs after they returned from the recent world premierein Berlin.
Revolution Films' Andrew Eaton and Melissa Parmenter produced. TheRoad To Guantanamo wasmade in association with Screen West Midlands and Channel 4.
"We think this film is a visceral punch to the gut that willleave everyone thinking about Guantanamo in a new way," Roadsideco-president Howard Cohen said.
"It plays like a thriller, but it also shows the real-lifestruggle of nations to balance fighting terrorism with preserving humanrights."
"The Works International is delighted to have RoadsideAttractions on board as the North American distributor," The Works' JoyWong added.
"The team at Roadside are dedicated professionals who will dotheir utmost to ensure the picture gets the spotlight it deserves."
Roadside co-president Eric d'Arbeloff negotiated the deal withWong on behalf of the filmmakers.