'Detainee 001': Release date and all about Showtime's docu on John Walker Lindh

The Greg Barker directed docu focuses on John Walker Lindh, a radical famously known as 'The American Taliban'


                            'Detainee 001': Release date and all about Showtime's docu on John Walker Lindh
A still from Showtime's 'Detainee 001' (Showtime)
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Over the years, Showtime has given the world some scintillating and gripping documentaries to watch and reflect upon. The latest from its roster, 'Detainee 001' releases in the same month that still gives the US a chill down its spine. The Greg Barker directed docu focuses on John Walker Lindh, a radical famously known as 'The American Taliban'. 

And while we wait for 'Detainee 001' to release, you can have a look at some of these documentaries in the meantime: 'Ringside', 'Basketball County:In the Water', 'Citizen Bio' and 'UFO'. 

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Release date

'Detainee 001' releases on Sep 10 at 9 pm ET/PT on Showtime

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The official synopsis reads: "In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the US and its allies invaded Afghanistan with the mission of identifying, infiltrating, and eliminating terrorist networks. Public attention was riveted on the capture of John Walker Lindh, a radical mujahideen fighter who became known as “the American Taliban.” Through never-before-seen footage of his capture and interrogations, Emmy winning director Greg Barker harrowingly explores how America grapples with justice in the fog of war and how narratives are built and destroyed in the aftermath of battle."

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Lindh has been been a pop culture topic previously. He was shown in Damien Degueldre's documentary 'Good Morning, Afghanistan' that featured the Battle of Masar-el Sharif. Lindh was shown being held and later transferred by the Northern Alliance to US Special Forces Operatives. He was also the key subject of author Pearl Abraham book, 'American Taliban' (2010)

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'Detainee 001' is directed by Greg Barker, known for his scintillating docu 'Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden; and The Final Year.' Some of his other works include: 'Legion of Brothers (2017)', 'The Longest War' (2020), and 'The Survival of Saddam' (2000)

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