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Zero Dark Thirty's Oscar race will soon be over, but the various controversies surrounding the movie will continue. The family of Betty Ong, a flight attendant who died on 9/11, is unhappy about the filmmakers' use of a recording of a phone call she made from the highjacked American Airlines Flight 11. The family had previously complained about the inclusion of her voice, which can be heard over the movie's opening sequence, in a February 15 letter to screenwriter and producer Mark Boal in which they asked that a donation be made to a charitable foundation set up in Ong's name. They also asked that Sony Pictures Entertainment add a film credit for Ong, along with "a statement on both its Web site and on home entertainment versions of the film making clear that the Ong family does not endorse torture, which is depicted in the film." Now, Ong's brother, »


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