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Documenting the Dark Side: Fictional and Documentary Treatments of Torture and the ‘War on Terror’

Shohini Chaudhuri

in Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748642632
eISBN:
9781474408554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642632.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter elaborates the book’s argument about morality and ethics by discussing documentaries and fictional dramas about torture and the ‘War on Terror’, including Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Taxi ... More


Doing Torture in Film: Confronting Ambiguity and Ambivalence

Marnia Lazreg

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the 1965 feature film The Battle of Algiers, which dramatized an episode in the Algerian War during which torture was systematically used in the dismantling of an urban guerilla ... More


Documenting the Documentaries on Abu Ghraib: Facts Versus Distortion

Stjepan G. Mestrovic

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the documentaries Standard Operating Procedure and The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, arguing that both failed to adequately capture the humanity and the dilemmas of victims and ... More


Negotiating Evidence

Berenike Jung

in The Invisibilities of Political Torture: The Presence of Absence in US and Chilean Cinema and Television

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474436991
eISBN:
9781474484558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436991.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the changing status of the image in relation to the infamous digital photographs of torture that emerged from Abu Ghraib, and their exploration in Standard Operating Procedure ... More


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