In an effort to raise awareness regarding the treatment of Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) underwent the forced-feeding procedure that leaked miliary documents revealed the as the institution’s “standard operating procedure” for those who refuse food. The timing couldn’t be better, as today millions of Muslims around the world will begin fasting for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Currently, there is an estimated 100 hunger-strikers at Guantanamo Bay.
Being that Mos is an award-winning actor, I’m sure there will be some cynics that claim he’s going a little extra in this clip to sell the pain of being force-fed. However, his reactions coincide with most descriptions of those who have undergone the process. This clip is directed by Asif Kapadia.