Movie Moles: Zero Dark Thirty

program date: 
Mon, 01/14/2013

Jan Haaken talks with psychoanalyst and anti-torture advocate, Steven Reisner, about Zero Dark Thirty. Zero Dark Thirty is a film made by Kathryn Bigelow starring Jessica Chastain that fictionalizes the man-hunt for Osama Bin Laden. The film is  controversial for its neutral, if not affirmative portrayal of torture as a route to capturing Osama Bin Laden. Steven says that the torture scenes were accurate in their depiction of torture, but omitted the role of health advisors in creating and over-seeing the torture program. His bigger concern has to do with the way that the question of torture is moved out of emergency hypotheticals and made a normal tool of conflict resolution.

Steven Reisner is a candidate for the presidency of the American Psychological Association and a vocal critic of psychologists who participate or else lend credibility to torture as a tool of war.

  • Title: ZeroDarkThirty
  • Length: 14:36 minutes (6.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

 

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