Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Abu Ghraib Documentary Film Comes to HBO

A few weeks back, we recommended the documentary film, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, then playing at Tulsa's Circle Cinema. It's a powerful and damning exploration of the people and policies that led to the mistreatment and, yes, torture, of prisoners at the infamous Iraqi prison.

We see today that the film, by Rory Kennedy, will be broadcast on HBO tomorrow night, Thursday, February 22.

We recommend the documentary, not because it's pleasant viewing, but because it helps explain some of the many mistakes made by military and civilian officials in the conduct of the Iraq war. It also gives a human face to some of the prisoners and some of the soldiers whose lives intersected at Abu Ghraib.

See the film. Nobody comes out unscathed.

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