David Winton Bell Gallery

Event Details

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Screening: Ghost of Abu Ghraib (2007) | Daniel Heyman | I am Sorry It is Difficult to Start

List Art Center Auditorium

Directed by Rory Kennedy '91. Running time: 78 min.

Followed by a conversation between Joshua Neves, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, and Jo-Ann Conklin, David Winton Bell Gallery

The familiar and disturbing pictures of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison raise many troubling questions: How did torture become an accepted practice at Abu Ghraib? Did U.S. government policies make it possible? How much damage has the aftermath of Abu Ghraib had on America's credibility as a defender of freedom and human rights around the world?

Acclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy ‘91 looks beyond the headlines to investigate the psychological and political context in which torture occurred in the documentary Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib features both the voices of Iraqi victims (interviewed in Turkey after arduous