On the Heels of U.S. Senate Report, Channel 12 will Air Guantanamo Bay Documentary
Release Date: 12/12/08
Author: M Simmons
DENVER – (December 12, 2008) – On the heels of the release Thursday of a bipartisan Senate report citing administration responsibility for Guantanamo Bay prison abuses, Channel 12 will air Torturing Democracy, a documentary about Guantanamo Bay and America’s detention and interrogation practices.
The documentary will air Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m.
The interrogation methods that were used by the CIA before migrating to the United States military at Guantanamo Bay and other locations are examined in the film. It also features in-depth interviews with senior military and government officials who fought the policy and former Guantanamo detainees who experienced it.
Senior Bush administration insiders also describe the internal debate over whether the U.S. government should opt out of the Geneva Conventions in order to avoid future prosecution for war crimes. Among the film’s notable senior military and diplomatic officials is Richard Armitage, former United States Deputy Secretary of State.
The 90-minute film will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion moderated by Wide Angle’s Aaron Brown.
Bill Moyers calls the documentary “….profoundly journalistic and profoundly affecting. This one will go into the record books for historians and teachers and others who look back to ask, ‘What did we do?’”
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