In a riveting and dramatic narrative, TORTURING DEMOCRACY tells the inside story of how the US government adopted torture as official policy in the aftermath of 9/11. With exclusive interviews, explosive documents and rare archival footage, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Sherry Jones has crafted the definitive account of a deeply troubling chapter in recent American history.
TORTURING DEMOCRACY carefully presents the evidence that leads straight to the top of the chain of command – and so lays to rest the "rotten apple" defense for abusive interrogations at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere.
TORTURING DEMOCRACY was cited for its "meticulous reporting" by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in bestowing its 2009 Journalism Award on "the definitive broadcast account of a deeply troubling chapter in recent American history." Added journalist Bill Moyers: "This will go into the record books for historians and teachers and others who look back to ask: 'What did we do?'"
For a timeline of key events, extended interviews, and a teaching guide, as well as a complete set of documents visit www.torturingdemocracy.org.
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