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Monday, November 06, 2006

Not Exactly "The Sands of Iwo Jima" - Abu Ghraib Documentary

Hollywood shouldn't surprise me any more, but this one was a bit of a jolt. The first, the very first, thing to come out of Sodom and Gamorah regarding this war is a documentary on the Abu Ghraib mess. Disgusting as that episode was, there are far bigger, not to mention more important, stories to tell. Look how these folks choose to spend their money. I'm confident the investors will take a bath on this one. One can only guess what these people are thinking.

From Drudge:

By Gregg Goldstein

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar-winning documentary veteran Errol Morris is developing a documentary about the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq.

The film will examine the infamous abuse and torture of inmates held as suspected terrorists in the Iraqi prison located 20 miles (32 kilometres) west of Baghdad. The scandal was revealed in 2004 when photos of inmates being tortured were published around the world.

It will be backed by Sony Pictures Classics, which released his last film, the Oscar-winning 2003 documentary "The Fog of War," and by Participant Prods., the socially conscious financier of the hit documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" as well as "The World According to Sesame Street."

Participant's executive vp documentary production Diane Weyermann announced the project during a seminar Sunday at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. Sony Classics officials declined comment.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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Comments (1)
karina said...

It's not the first Hollywood film about Iraq. If you leave documentaries aside (there have been many, although most have not screened extensively off the festival circuit), I believe the first Hollywood film about this war in Iraq is "The Situation", which should be released early next year. There's a Variety review here: