Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)
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Award winning documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy explores the human and political consequences of one of the most bitter scandals of the war in Iraq in this feature. In the 1960's, a prison was built in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city west of Baghdad, and during the regime of Saddam Hussein it became a center of torture and abuse where political dissidents were subjected to agonizing punishment or death. Following the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, the prison was taken over by American
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Not only does the film thoroughly and skillfully explain the context in which something as heinous as Abu Ghraib could happen, it attempts to understand the psychology of those involved.
Methodically relating the story -- as told by several of the U.S. soldiers involved -- whose leak to the media badly damaged U.S. credibility, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib makes grim but worthwhile viewing.
A revelatory docu that exmaines and contextualizes the abuses taking place in Abu Ghraib
Shines a light on dark deeds done to prisoners in Iraq and Cuba by their American captors.
Kennedy's film paints a comprehensive picture of incompetence and negligence.
If history has apparently taught America nothing, perhaps The Ghosts Of Abu Graib will.
as a dissection of injustice and inhumanity, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib is forthright and unsparing, and its message is a worthy one
An essential declaration of the truth behind that cliché: Taking the gloves off is no guarantee the job will get done; it is a guarantee that you'll get your hands dirty.
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