This video from the USA is the film Standard Operating Procedure.
By Jennifer Merin, About.com, in the USA:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Documentary Branch Nominating Committee has shortlisted fifteen films for consideration for the 2008 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Five will make it to the voting ballot. One will win the golden statuette.
At the Death House Door is a personal and intimate look at the death penalty in Texas through the eyes of Pastor Carroll Pickett, a prison chaplain who has shepherded many death row inmates to their executions, and the effects that his 15 year career and mission have had on his life. …
‘Encounters at the End of the World’
While seeking answers to his own set of curious questions, filmmaker Werner Herzog creates a fascinating travelogue that takes us to locations few humans have visited and introduces us to Antarctica, the wondrous place known as the Big Ice.
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‘Standard Operating Procedure’
It’s unclear just why American soldiers in charge of interrogating suspected terrorists at Abu Ghraib decided to take photos of some of their harsher techniques, but when their pictures of shackled, naked men forced into humiliating and terrifying behavior became public, they instigated an investigation that eventually brought criminal indictment of the soldiers, incarceration and dishonorable discharges from their military careers. Filmmaker Errol Morris looks beyond the infamous photographs to discover that the bad behavior shown was typical, and known to their superior officers–who were never punished.
In 2005, Sister Dorothy Stang, a 75 year old nun from Dayton, Ohio, was shot six times and left to die on a muddy road in the Brazilian Amazon. They Killed Sister Dorothy is the poignant and alarming story of her murder, and a thorough investigation of who killed her and why.
‘Trouble the Water’
The defining moment in Tia Lessen and Carl Deal’s post-Katrina documentary, Trouble The Water, comes at the beginning of the film, when the filmmakers, in New Orleans to record the disaster’s aftermath, meet Kimberly Roberts, who’d survived the hurricane and shares her compelling story–and the harrowing video she’d shot of the calamitous event that put her Ninth Ward home and everything around it under water.