Doctors of the Dark Side
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Doctors of the Dark Side is at the heart of the roaring ZERO DARK THIRTY debate about how torture is portrayed in film, and how we as a society perceive it. The torture of detainees in US custody has been in the news for many years, but there is little media attention to the doctors and psychologists who made/make the torture program possible. The CIA and Department of Defense continue to use health professionals in ways that violate centuries of good health care practice... not to mention morality.
Filmmaker Martha Davis has created a powerful, if not highly-explosive expose on the subject of the use of torture by the U.S. military and government agencies. With painstaking attention to detail, using dramatically staged demonstrations coupled with compelling interviews with military, legal and medical personnel, her film asks simple questions that need to be answered by each and every person living in our world - - if not publically, then privately as each individual tries to ascertain who they are and where they want to stand as a society.
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The film is thoughtful, coherent, well-organized, purposeful, non-violent, and highly informative. When we showed it to the public in our local library within a peace and justice film series, it generated a passionate and sober, considerate and intelligent discussion among those present. This is totally worth seeing and allowing yourself to be surprised by.
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I stopped watching. Material was disturbing and I just couldn't get into the stories enough to get past that. Lots of reenactments of scenes.Published 6 months ago by divajazzerina
Too one sided. Important given the scandal that American Psychological Assn is now in. I could write a more interesting script. Read morePublished 6 months ago by barbara
Very informative movie, every American should see this picture!!Published 9 months ago by Helen R. Bailey
If you want a good psychological or social science piece about war, watch an actual documentary like Restrepo.Published 9 months ago by lord viper scorpion
Revealing look at the sometimes-sordid relationship between doctors and Big Pharma. Not everything in this well-produced documentary is either new or surprising, but it still made... Read morePublished 10 months ago by S. Heronemus