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Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

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Award winning documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy explores the human and political consequences of one of the most bitter scandals of the war in Iraq in this feature. In the 1960's, a prison was built in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city west of Baghdad, and during the regime of Saddam Hussein it became a center of torture and abuse where political dissidents were subjected to agonizing punishment or death. Following the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, the prison was taken over by American military authorities, ...
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Alberto Mora, Alfred McCoy, John Yoo, Mark Danner, Scott Horton June 5, 2007 DVD New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 78 mins. Originally released: 2007. ... Director Rory Kennedy crafts an affecting documentary for HBO with this look at the events in an Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib. The prison came into the spotlight in 2003 after startling photographs of abuse by U.S. authorities were leaked to the media. Kennedy examines the evidence and talks to both military personnel and people who were imprisoned at Abu Ghraib. Read more Show Less

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Award winning documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy explores the human and political consequences of one of the most bitter scandals of the war in Iraq in this feature. In the 1960's, a prison was built in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city west of Baghdad, and during the regime of Saddam Hussein it became a center of torture and abuse where political dissidents were subjected to agonizing punishment or death. Following the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, the prison was taken over by American military authorities, and was used as a holding facility for prisoners of war and suspected terrorists captured by U.S. forces. The prison's reputation as a site of widespread abuse rose again when journalists discovered photographs of Iraqi prisoners being tortured and humiliated in an ugly variety of ways by American soldiers, a scandal which had a major impact on international thinking about the war. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib offers an in-depth look at the story behind the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, featuring interviews with observers on both sides of the national divide. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib received its world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with filmmaker Rory Kennedy; Over 30 minutes of previousl unseen footage
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • UPC: 026359403323
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alberto Mora Participant
John Yoo Participant
Scott Horton Participant
Mark Danner Participant
Alfred McCoy Participant
Rear Admiral John Hutson Participant
Javal Davis Participant
Megan Ambuhl Participant
Israel Rivera Participant
Roman Krol Participant
General Janis Karpinski Participant
Ken Davis Participant
Tony Lagouranis Participant
Technical Credits
Rory Kennedy Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Diana Barrett Executive Producer
Margaret Crimmins Sound/Sound Designer
Miriam Cutler Score Composer
Liz Garbus Producer
Sari Gilman Editor
Tom Hurwitz Cinematographer
Sound Lounge Sound/Sound Designer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Gil Shochat Co-producer
Greg Smith Sound/Sound Designer
Dog Bark Sound Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Youngelson Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
1. A Call to Duty [5:36]
2. Torture Redefined [5:49]
3. Lost Souls [6:31]
4. Overwhelmed [8:04]
5. A Wink and a Nod [7:11]
6. Extreme Techniques [7:04]
7. Free Rein [5:53]
8. The Last Straw [7:14]
9. Cracked Souls [8:27]
10. Investigations [6:05]
11. Disinformation [4:00]
12. Regrets [5:11]
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Disc #1 -- Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
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   Chapters
   Languages
      English
      Spanish
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Filmmaker Rory Kennedy On Off
      Unseen Footage
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