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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


The Nonsensical Smile of the Torturer in Post- 9 / 11 Documentary Films

Hilary Neroni

in The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a group of documentaries that deal with the Abu Ghraib photographs. These documentaries include Standard Opening Procedure (2008), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), and The Ghosts ... 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


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