Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture
IN-DEPTH VIDEOS, 18 May 2020
Eminent Monsters is a documentary involving extensive research and interviews. Focusing on the use of psychological torture that breaks the mind without physical evidence of harm, the film is a devastating exposure of the shocking and systematic abuse by the governments of Britain and the United States of their own citizens.
It has immediate relevance regarding the treatment being meted out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, which Professor Nils Melzer, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, has described as psychological torture.
Director Stephen Bennett and former Dept. of Defense Chief Investigator Mark Fallon join us for a discussion of Bennett’s disturbing documentary “Eminent Monsters,” which investigates the psychological torture experiments of the 1950’s—the foundation of the “torture manual” for interrogation methods used today. Bennett gives us the history of the sensory deprivation torture methods of psychiatrist Dr. Ewan Cameron, while Fallon shares his expertise in counter-terrorism and his hope for the U.S. Government to reconstruct their current interrogation methods.
Tags: Abu Ghraib, Bruce Jessen, CIA, Enhanced Interrogation, Guantanamo, History, Human Rights, Invasion, Iraq, James Mitchell, NATO, Occupation, Pentagon, Rendition, State Terrorism, Torture, US Military, USA, Violence, War, Whistleblowing
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