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Kathryn Bigelow has commented on the controversy surrounding "Zero Dark Thirty" throughout the last month, but the director has issued her most definitive statement yet on the film in a new first-person essay for The Los Angeles Times.

"First of all: I support every American's 1st Amendment right to create works of art and speak their conscience without government interference or harassment," Bigelow wrote. "As a lifelong pacifist, I support all protests against the use of torture, and, quite simply, inhumane treatment of any kind. But I do wonder if some of the sentiments alternately expressed about the film might be more appropriately directed at those who instituted and ordered these U.S. policies, as opposed to a motion picture that brings the story to the screen."

When "Zero Dark Thirty" premiered in Washington DC earlier in January, the film was met with protesters -- some of whom were dressed »

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