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The Chilling Firsthand Account of Iraq's Most Notorious Prison
Plot:
An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Israel Rivera ... Himself
Megan Ambuhl Graner ... Herself
Javal Davis ... Himself

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
John Yoo ... Himself
Alberta Mora ... Himself - Navy Department
Scott Horton ... Himself - New York Bar
Mark Danner ... Himself - Author
John Hutson ... Himself (as Rear Adm. John Hutson)

Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Ken Davis ... Himself - MP
Anthony Lagouranis ... Himself
Mohammad Talal ... Himself
Roman Krol ... Himself
Sam Provance ... Himself
Janis Karpinski ... Herself
Sabrina Harman ... Herself
Omar Rashid ... Himself
Geoffrey Miller ... Himself (archive footage) (as Gen. Geoffrey Miller)
Alfred W. McCoy ... Himself - Author (as Alfred McCoy)
Abu Abbas ... Himself (archive footage)
Mohammad Farq ... Himself
Mudhaffar Subhi ... Himself

Anderson Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)

Deborah Norville ... Herself (archive footage)
Mark Kimmitt ... Himself (as Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt)
Antonio Taguba ... Himself (as Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba)
James Schlesinger ... Himself (archive footage)

John McCain ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Jennings ... Himself (archive footage)
Stanley Milgram ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Rory Kennedy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Bailey 
Jack Youngelson 

Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... senior producer
Diana Barrett .... executive producer
Julie Gaither .... line producer
Liz Garbus .... producer
Rory Kennedy .... producer
Nadja Korinth .... field producer
Keith Malone .... associate producer
Caitlin McNally .... associate producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Michael R. Schreiber .... associate producer
Gil Shochat .... co-producer
Jack Youngelson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miriam Cutler 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Hurwitz 
 
Film Editing by
Sari Gilman 
 
Production Management
Matthew Justus .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Sara Chin .... sound
David Chua .... sound
Metin Cornik .... sound
Margaret Crimmins .... sound editor
Gabriel Miller .... sound
John O'Connor .... sound
Greg Smith .... sound editor
Alex Sullivan .... sound recordist
Alex Sullivan .... sound
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Chin .... additional photography
Miguel Diaz .... second camera
Stephen Kaye .... gaffer
Ed Marritz .... camera operator
Gabriel Monts .... second camera
Huttenberg Nassar .... second camera
Steve Nealey .... second camera
Michael K. Rogers .... second camera
Burak Senbak .... second camera
Wolf von Truchsess .... additional photography (as Wolf Truchsess von Wetzhausen)
Jack Youngelson .... second camera
 
Animation Department
Aaron Curran .... stills animation
Todd Ruff .... animation
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Curran .... assistant editor
Scott P. Doniger .... on-line editor
Rich Joyce .... additional assistant editor
David Rivello .... additional assistant editor
Dan Winkur .... additional assistant editor
Ken Yapelli .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stephanie Bennett .... musician
Les Brockmann .... music scoring mixer
Ira Ingber .... musician
Noviola .... musician
Deborah Sealove .... musician
Larry Tuttle .... musician
 
Other crew
Suzanne Andrews .... production assistant
Mark Bailey .... story editor
Michael Bisberg .... researcher
Victoria S. Cook .... legal
Remy Gerstein .... operations coordinator
Richard Hofstetter .... legal
Amanda Holt .... intern
Jacob Huddleston .... production assistant
Barbara Kontarovich .... intern
Barry Kornblum .... accountant
Libby Kreutz .... researcher
Sheila Maniar .... researcher
Abraham Ronquillo .... bookkeeper
Hussein Saddiqe .... translator
Sasha Spektor .... translator
Nyna Threadgould .... travel
Ariana Vazquez .... intern
Pearly Yeung .... intern
Emna Zghal .... translator
 
Thanks
Rocky Anderson .... special thanks
Hassan Beyah .... special thanks
Helen Blatt .... special thanks
Natasha Boissier .... special thanks
Bill Chase .... special thanks
Dan Cogan .... special thanks
Rachel Dretzin .... special thanks
Geralyn White Dreyfous .... special thanks
Sarah Edelstein .... special thanks
Viviane Eisenberg .... special thanks
Kate Frucher .... special thanks
Robert Garrison .... special thanks
Melinda Gomez .... special thanks
Barak Goodman .... special thanks
Michael Halatyn .... special thanks
Kim Hawkins .... special thanks
Alice Hofheimer .... special thanks
Craig Hofheimer .... special thanks
Andrew S. Karsch .... special thanks
Annie Keating .... special thanks
Allen Keller .... special thanks (as Dr. Allen Keller)
Ethel Kennedy .... special thanks (as Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy)
Bob Kerrey .... special thanks
Edward Klaris .... special thanks
Mona Mahmoud .... special thanks
Alper Mat .... special thanks
Ilker Mat .... special thanks
Jane Mayer .... special thanks
Riccardo Monti .... special thanks
Robin Pogrebin .... special thanks
Kimbo Prichard .... special thanks
Jonathan Pyle .... special thanks
Peter Rienecker .... special thanks
Richard Robbins .... special thanks
Alexa Robinson .... special thanks
Alexandra Styron .... special thanks
Sharon Werner .... special thanks
Philip Zimbardo .... special thanks (as Dr. Philip Zimbardo)
 

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Donald Rumsfeld was approached to be interviewed, but turned said offer down.See more »
Quotes:
[Screen Text]:In 1961, and experiment was conducted by Dr. Stanly Milgram a psychologist at Yale University.
[Fade]
[Screen Text]:Participants responded to a newspaper advertisement.
[Fade]
[Screen Text]:The purpose of their 'obedience study" was to observe an individual's willingness to inflict pain when ordered to do so.
[Fade]
[Screen Text]:The participants did not know that the "victim" was an actor and that the shocks were not real.
[Fade]
Research Subject #2:...who's going to take responsibility if anything happens to him?
Researcher:I'm going to take responsibility. Please continue.
[...]
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32 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
This is a MUST SEE Film!!!, 22 January 2007
Author: therreid-1 from United States

After seeing this film at Sundance 07 all I can say is, Wow! Rory Kennedy directs a stunning documentary that examines the horrors and human atrocities of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. The interviews with the US Soldiers involved and the Iraqi victims will leave the view speechless as we are left to ponder how could such things happen. What would make ordinary Americans do such terrible things to another person? How can the United States hold itself out as a beacon of freedom condone this type of treatment.

Ms. Kennedy does a phenomenal job of exploring this tragedy and looking for whom is accountable, all the way up to the President of the United Stated.

This film is a must see!!

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