The Road To Guantanamo tells the story of how four friends set off from the Midlands in September 2001 for an innocent wedding and holiday in Pakistan. Two and a half years later, only three of them returned home.
Through their epic journey we hear the story of their misunderstandings, ignorance, confusions and friendships as step by step they go from the safety of their small-town teenage existence to the heart of the “war on terror”.
The documentary uses a series of interviews, dramatised scenes and archive news footage, showing how the Tipton Three ended up in Afghanistan hiding with Taliban fighters under fire from US Fighter planes. Eventually the boys are rounded up by American forces, only to be kept in horrific conditions at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for over two years