This video from the USA says about itself:
Abu Graib Detainee Interview Project
13 Jan 2010
Artist Daniel Heyman interviewed former Iraqi prisoners held at Abu Graib. While the subjects unfolded narratives of humiliation, Heyman drew them and incorporated their testimony into his images. This exhibit runs through May 4th, 2008 at the Depaul University Art Museum (museums.depaul.edu).
From The Phoenix in the USA:
July 26, 2006
Which is why it’s so jarring to look at Provincetown artist Daniel Heyman’s watercolors and drypoint prints, on display this month at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown.
In March, Heyman — who teaches at Rhode Island School of Design and the Tyler School of Art — was invited to Amman, Jordan, by Burke Pyle, LLC, which is helping to gather evidence for a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Abu Ghraib detainees.
Heyman sat in with American Prospect senior editor Tara McKelvey while she interviewed former prisoners.
He set to work, using a metal stylus to etch the detainees’ portraits into a copper plate, and then filled the space around their faces with words.
The nature of the printmaking process required him to write backward.
In the words crowded around the images, every once in a while there is a misprint, which, in a way, helps convey the immediacy of the prisoners’ stories and the surreality of what they endured.
One father and son were forced to enact a macabre spectacle, for instance.
“[The American soldiers] knew that in Muslim culture respect for your parents is absolute, and so they asked the father to hit his son,” says Heyman.
“Then they tried to force the son to hit his father, and he wouldn’t do it.
So they made the father and the son dig a hole in the middle of the prison compound, and they made the son get in it, and they made the father bury him up to his neck.
Then they made the son get out of the hole.
They were both naked, and then they made the father ride on the back of his son around the compound for an hour.”
Another group of men were forced to dance, naked and hooded, for 12 straight hours.
When they tired, they were beaten.
Another man was taunted by a soldier who kept repeating “Guantánamo Bay” and drawing his finger across his throat like a knife.
And still another asked for a drink of water and was given a glass of piss. …
“None of these people were ever accused of anything; they were all just eventually released,” he says.
But despite the perverse injustices visited upon them, they all told their stories with “incredible dignity.”
This video is called US exhibit Botero’s Abu Ghraib art.