Zero Dark Thirty is a gorgeously-shot, two-hour ad for keeping intelligence agents who committed crimes against Guantánamo prisoners out of jail. It makes heroes and heroines out of people who committed violent crimes against other people based on their race – something that has historical precedent.This is an excellent and important piece. I hope you will go here to read it.
Your film claims, in many scenes, that CIA torture was redeemed by the "information" it "secured", information that, according to your script, led to Bin Laden's capture. This narrative is a form of manufacture of innocence to mask a great crime: what your script blithely calls "the detainee program".
naomi wolf: director kathryn bigelow is our generation's leni riefenstahl
Naomi Wolf, in The Guardian:
Posted by laura k at 1/06/2013 05:00:00 AM
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