In 2005, the revelations of torture in Guantanamo showed the world the
extent to which civil rights were suppressed in the name of the War on
Terror. Known for taking strong political and social stances, Oscar-winner
Susan Sarandon was in Locarno to accept the Excellence Award and talked
about her career and the craft of acting, as well as activism (how every
film is political) and the power she drew from her celebrity during an
exceptional historical moment.