'Rare for Canadians:' Producers of Omar Khadr documentary nominated for Emmy
'It's very rare for a Canadian to have their production in the running for an Emmy'
From war crime tribunals to marriage proposals, the story of Omar Khadr is a interesting one.
This week it took another small turn as the people behind Guantanamo’s Child — a documentary made about the polarizing man — have been nominated for an Emmy Award.
The film examines Khadr’s life from age 15 to the present day.
The Canadian was the youngest person ever to be tried for war crimes after he was accused of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier Christopher Speer.
Khadr pleaded guilty to war crimes but said he only did that because he “was left with a hopeless choice.”
Following the tribunals he spent a quarter of his life in Guantanamo Bay before a series of judicial rulings brought him to Edmonton where he was granted bail.