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Interrogate This:Psychologists Take on Terror

Directed by Maryanne Galvin
Do psychologists have a role in interrogation of suspects in US national security detention centers?

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Contemporary Issues, Politics, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Interrogate This presents a troubling and deeply human story illustrating the complexities encountered when national security, psychology, politics, ethics and morality collide.

Most are unaware that mental health professionals and others have been involved in the so-called war-on-terror. These professionals have been at odds with each other and policies limiting their participation in interrogations in national security settings have evolved over the past few years.

Weaving intimate interviews, archival footage, animation, innovative visuals and original music, Interrogate This presents an even-handed representation of perspectives from both sides of this thin line in the sand. Thoughtful positions from individuals close to the issues include:

* Military psychologists who served at Guantanamo and elsewhere;
* A career military intelligence officer;
* Lawyers representing detainees and human rights organizations;
* Friends and family of one particular detainee;
* Psychologists/activists promoting a moratorium on continued involvement in centers where detainees lack human rights; and
* Representatives from the worlds largest professional organization for psychologists-the American Psychological Association (APA)

Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
MGProductions.biz
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007-2008
Locations
Boston, NYC, San Francisco, Rhode Island, Florida, DC, Cuba

Distribution Details

Release year
2008
Festivals
Reel Women Film Festival, Los Angeles; Delray Beach Film Festival;Thin Line Film Fest Texas; Bridge Festival Bosnia
Awards
Best Director at the Bridge International Film Festival-Sarajevo 2009
Distribution
www.forwardintime.com;NewFilmmakers.com;Amazon.com;CreateSpace.com;IndieFlix.com
Language
English
Subtitles
Serbian

Photos

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