Standard Operating Procedure

Standard Operating Procedure

DVD - 2008
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It started as photographs taken by soldiers of the abuse and torture prisoners were suffering in Abu Ghraib prison, and turned into a media frenzy full of scandal and cover-ups. One of the most notorious moments in recent U.S. military history is examined through interviews with participants and dramatic reenactments of events.


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Sep 05, 2016

Did not watch very much of this film, too depressing. I am sure the American, Canadian and other Nationalities of Soldiers Journalists, or others that are taken prisoner now or have been in Prison in Iraq or places like such have gone through much worse treatment and torture.

Aug 19, 2016

an excellent, gruesome documentary. as Errol says in the commentary - this is only the tip of the iceberg of what actually happened at Abu Ghraib and who should ultimately be held responsible.

Sep 16, 2015

Documentarian Errol Morris gets political with this look at the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Unlike say Michael Moore, Morris remains offscreen and lets his subjects speak for themselves. The interviewees, most famously Lynndie England, come off as more naive than malicious and clearly there were higher ups who should have also been held responsible. The fault of the film is that there are true crime show re-enactments of the events, which are both cheesy and distracting, as the story is powerful enough without these scenes. Also see "Taxi to the Dark Side," "No End in Sight," and Morris's documentary on Rumsfeld, "The Unknown Known." There's an accompanying book written by the New Yorker's Philip Gourevitch.


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