Monthly Archives: September 2008

Abu Ghraib film

We saw Errol Morris’s Standard Operating Procedures about Abu Ghraib. We were appalled and shocked by the candour of the interviewees and the horrific photographs. I was parricularly horrified by the way private Lyndie England was coerced by her lover Sergeant Grainer, currently serving 10 years in prison, who not only made her take shots of naked Iraqi prisoners in compromising sexual poses, but also, when she became pregnant with his child, ditched her and married her best friend.

Pity the director could not resist all those special effects and loud music – it would have been a much stronger film without them.

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