How does the Film Zero Dark Thirty Depict Torture?

The new film Zero Dark Thirty has reopened the discussion around torture, how it has been used in the past, and how it should be used in the future. Our library has a number of resources that explore the ethics around the applications of torture. Here is a News Hour piece that outlines both sides of the Zero Dark Thirty debate. This is the kind of topic that might make a good topic for research assignments.

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Catches Criticism Over Torture Depictions and Accuracy
SUMMARY: A new film by director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal is supposedly based on first-person accounts of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, causing questions from lawmakers about classified information and depictions of torture. Jeffrey Brown discusses the film with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer and The Atlantic’s Mark Bowden.

Watch ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Catches Criticism Over Torture Depictions on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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