Taking Liberties Reviews
There are also serious questions to be raised in the editing such as in the sequence critiquing (rightfully) the media for using the image of a wounded man to sell us on the idea of longer and longer detention times (something the man in question absolutely opposes). Seconds later they are discussing a police raid and they introduce a clip of a massive guy, all in black, gas mask, flak jacket etc smashing through a window. Police footage? No, they‚??ve edited in a scene from a drama or film to emote an emotional response so you are more susceptible to they‚??re way of thinking. Pot ‚?? Kettle ‚?? Black. When all this is said and done however the production values are good and you can‚??t fault the effort put into it. I found the scene where the WW2 RAF veteran was dragged off particularly hard to watch and I would definitely say it kept my attention for the full running time.
The makers would do well to check out Outfoxed or Uncovered: The war on Iraq, in particular in which cold hard facts are meticulously used to dissect every reason, half truth and outright lie foisted on us in the run up to Gulf War 2.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund burke.