Scott Z. Burns

writer and director, “The Report”

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A new film about the CIA torture report brings to life the brutal reality of the crimes the agency committed post-9/11.

America’s Darkest Secrets Are Laid Bare in ‘The Report’

A new film about the CIA torture report brings to life the brutal reality of the crimes the agency committed post-9/11.

from Scheer Intelligence

Abu Ghraib, CIA black sites, waterboarding. All those became household terms during the Bush administration and the War on Terror. But we didn’t really know what was going on.

‘The Report’ dramatizes CIA’s torture program during Bush administration

Abu Ghraib, CIA black sites, waterboarding. All those became household terms during the Bush administration and the War on Terror. But we didn’t really know what was going on.

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