Thursday, March 22, 2007

So not what she expected


There's a new documentary out called 'Ghosts of Abu Ghraib' which, according to IMDB, examines the prisoner abuse scandal involving US soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in 2003.

In the above clip, the film maker, Rory Kennedy, came onto 'The View' to discuss the film.

Now the clip is interesting in two ways - firstly, the subject matter is compelling and I think it may be a film worth seeing in order to better understand how people can be capable of terrible cruelty towards others, especially when they feel compelled to do so by an authority figure.

Secondly, is the fact that Kennedy found herself in the middle of what is obviously a bitch-fest between 'The View's' two panellists, Rosie and Elizabeth. It's hard to concentrate on the subject matter, because your attention is continually pulled towards the atmosphere between these two, and everyone else's discomfort. Watch it to the end.

If you can't see the clip, click here.

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