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Please see the below flier for an upcoming event.


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GMU Film & Media Studies and Film & Video Studies Present

Johnson Center Cinema
George Mason University

Weds February 6, 2013 at 4:30pm

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers

Kathy Berger and Ines Sommer

*Where are the voices of torture survivors? *

While /Zero Dark Thirty/ is generating discussions of US policies 
concerning torture, the voices of torture survivors are rarely included. 
They become statistics, their suffering too easily ignored. But without 
their stories, torture remains abstract, something that happens to 
people we don't know.

Most Americans are unaware that many torture survivors live right in our 
midst: they are among the refugees and political asylees who have found 
safe harbor in the U.S. Some 500,000 of them are currently struggling to 
make new lives for themselves while healing their deep physical and 
psychological wounds.

/Beneath the Blindfold /counters the "blind spot" in our national 
conversation about torture by focusing on survivors' personal stories, 
insights, and struggles. In presenting the accounts of torture 
survivors, rather than of politicians, apparatchiks, and wonks, the film 
raises new questions for debates concerning U.S. practice and policy, as 
well as media representations of torture.

*Watch the trailer 

*This event is free and open to the public. *

For more information, see Beneath the Blindfold 
or the FAMS event site 

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