Kathryn Bigelow defends Zero Dark Thirty: Depicting torture not endorsing it

Kathryn Bigelow defends Zero Dark Thirty: Depicting torture not endorsing it
Kathryn Bigelow has responded to the criticism levelled at her drama Zero Dark Thirty.

The film, which chronicles the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden, has been accused of condoning torture by several critics including CIA director Michael Morell, who objects to its suggestion that torture led to the discovery of crucial information about Bin Laden's whereabouts. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Bigelow addressed the criticism, pointing out that portraying a practice is not the same thing as endorsing it. "Those of us who work in the arts know that depiction is not endorsement. If it was, no artist would be able to paint inhumane practices, (more)
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