Film: Torturing Democracy

Torturing Democracy is the 2008 documentary film from awarding-winning producer Sherry Jones on the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques“ by the Bush administration in the so-called “War on Terror”. The 90 minutes documentary took more than 18 months to make and includes interview from high ranking U.S. military personnel and the State Department, including former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

“…Up to date with the latest revelations, Torturing Democracy details how the government set aside the rule of law in its pursuit of harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists. It features in-depth interviews with numerous senior military and government officials…”


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You can watch the film online at the documentary’s web site created in collaboration with the National Security Archive at George Washington University. The web site also provides additional background material like extended inverviews and memos, legal opinions and other documents mentioned in the film together with a timeline of key events. A searchable database with all the source documents is currently being prepared. Many of these document had to be obtained by litigation against the government.


More information:
Torturing Democracy web site

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