RESISTANCE CINEMA PRESENTS:
"GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB"
A Moxie Firecracker Films production of an HBO
documentary film (2006, 82 minutes)
Director: Rory Kennedy; Producers: Rory Kennedy,
Liz Garbus, Jack Youngelson
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2007, at 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Community Church of New York
28 East 35th St. (between Park and Madison Aves.)
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
As we approach the start of the fifth year of the war and the
occupation of Iraq, the film GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB serves to remind us
of the monstrous actions undertaken in this war in our name--the
abuse and torture of prisoners, the trampling of their human rights
and dignity, and the abandonment of international law. How did
torture become an accepted practice at Abu Ghraib? Did US Government
policies make it possible? How could ordinary American soldiers come
to engage in such monstrous acts?
Acclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy looks beyond the headlines to
investigate the psychological and political context in which torture
occurred, interviewing both Iraqi victims and US guards directly
involved in torture at the prison. These remarkably candid, in-depth
interviews shed light on the abuses in an unprecedented manner.
GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB strongly suggests that, far from being an
unauthorized, isolated event by rank-and-file soldiers acting on
their own initiative, the physical and psychological torture employed
at the prison was an inevitable outgrowth of military and government
policies that were implemented in a climate of fear and chaos,
inadequate training, and insufficient resources.
Have these horrendous practices stopped? That we do not know.
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