FRONTLINE: Secrets, Politics, and Torture DVD - AV Item

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FRONTLINE investigates the CIA's top-secret interrogation program, unspooling the dueling versions of history laid out by the agency, which maintains that its now officially shuttered program was effective in combating terrorism; and by the massive Senate torture report from December of 2014, which found that the program was brutal, mismanaged, and--most importantly--didn't work.

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG+V
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

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Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

"Gripping" - The New York Times

"Top-Notch" - Variety

"Stunning" - Salon

"This film examines the "enhamnced interrogation" torture methods used by the CIA after 9/11 that the CIA says helped combat terrorism and the Senate report claimed were ineffective. Frontline offers you both sides of the debate." - USA Today

"Does anyone still think that torture was a good idea? Those holdouts who don't see the counter-productivity, let alone the illegality and immorality of waterboarding and the like, might want to watch the 'Frontline' documentary 'Secrets, Politics and Torture.'" - The Boston Globe

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG+V
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • FRONTLINE: Secrets, Politics, and Torture

    The secret history of the CIA's controversial interrogation program

    The movie Zero Dark Thirty portrayed the CIA's controversial "enhanced interrogations"--widely described as torture--as a key to uncovering information that led to the finding and killing of Osama bin Laden. Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with prominent political leaders and CIA insiders, FRONTLINE reveals the many challenges to this version of history.

    Filmmaker Michael Kirk (United States of Secrets) investigates the agency's top-secret interrogation program: how it began, what it accomplished, and the bitter fight in Washington over the public outing of its existence. The film unspools the dueling versions of history laid out by the CIA, which maintains that its now officially shuttered program was effective in combating terrorism; and by the massive Senate torture report released in December of 2014, which found that the program was brutal, mismanaged, and--most importantly--didn't work. From the CIA's use of black site prisons in Thailand, Lithuania, Afghanistan and Poland, to its destruction of hundreds of hours of videotaped interrogations (and Congress's fury upon finding out), to the Senate's standoff with the CIA over the report, Secrets, Politics and Torture tells the dramatic inside story of one of the CIA's most controversial programs.

    This DVD features subtitles in English