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December 13, 2012


Film's Portrayal of Torture Reopens Debate

Zero Dark Thirty, the new movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, offers an "unflinching portrayal of the Central Intelligence Agency's brutal interrogation of Al Qaeda prisoners hews close to the official record" including a "gruesome sampling of methods like the near-drowning of waterboarding," the New York Times reports.

"What has already divided the critics, journalists and activists who have watched early screenings is a more subtle issue: the suggestion that the calculated infliction of pain and fear, graphically shown in the first 45 minutes of the film, may have produced useful early clues in the quest to find the terrorist leader, who was killed in May 2011."












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