At the center of the debate about the U.S. torture program, Zero Dark Thirty and the role of American doctors is the new and explosive feature documentary DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE!
“When people committed these same acts, we prosecuted them in the past in places like Nuremberg” – Nathaniel Raymond, Physicians for Human Rights
“If producing some pain does the most good for the most people, it’s entirely ethical” – U.S. Military Psychologist
DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE is an acclaimed feature-length documentary that explosively depicts the scandal of how American physicians and psychologists facilitated the torture of detainees in U.S.-controlled military prisons and installations.
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Mercedes Ruehl, DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE is the first feature-length documentary about how health care professionals actively implemented and covered up the tortures in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and the CIA Black Sites. Based on four years of research by Producer/Director Martha Davis, written by Oscar winning Mark Jonathan Harris, and filmed entirely in HD by Emmy winning DP Lisa Rinzler, the riveting film shows how the torture of detainees could not continue without the assistance of these American doctors. The little-known story is told by military, legal and medical experts and portrayed through staged demonstrations of the doctors’ role in the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) as spelled out in declassified government documents.
DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE exposes what is “arguably the single greatest scandal in the history of American medical ethics” – Nathaniel Raymond, Physicians for Human Rights.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: United Nationals Association Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Western Psychological Association Film Festival & Conference
Bonus segments include:
How We Filmed the Torture Doctors
How to Help Doctors Prevent Torture
EXPLOSIVE! A riveting exposé that portrays the impact and extent of the American doctors’ betrayal of their oaths.
“…Raises profound questions of the capacity of professional bodies to govern their members, of institutions to achieve justice, and of humanity to morally devolve” - Georgetown Law Weekly
“AN EXTRAORDINARILY VALUABLE FILM” – Robert Jay Lifton, Author of “The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Torture”
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File Under: Documentary (Other)
Aspect Ratio: 16×9
Run time: 73 minutes + extras