By Cynthia Banham
Centre for International Governance and Justice
Regarding Rights is pleased to re-publish “Zero Dark Thirty: Airbrushing Torture” by CIGJ PhD scholar Cynthia Banham, originally written for the Lowy Institute’s blog The Interpreter. Zero Dark Thirty has generated considerable controversy for its portrayal of torture; readers may also be interested in this article from the New York Times, which locates the film within debates about whether Hollywood has an obligation of fidelity to ‘historical truth’.
We thank the editors of The Interpreter for their permission to post Cynthia’s article here. Continue reading