Emmy Award winner THE GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB told the horrific story of abuse and torture at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison. Academy award-nominated film ZERO DARK THIRTY generated controversy for its portrayal of alleged torture of detainees in order to gain information important to the U.S regarding the location of Osama bin Laden. Now comes a new and more shocking part of the story you haven’t heard before – the role American doctors had in the facilitation and enabling of detainee torture.
Based on extensive research by producer/director Martha Davis, DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE is the first feature-length documentary that exposes the scandal behind the torture scandal – how American psychologists and physicians betrayed their oaths and actively facilitated and covered up the torture of detainees in U.S.-controlled military prisons in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and select CIA Black Sites. This little-known story is told by military, legal and medical experts, and portrayed through staged demonstrations of the doctors’ role in the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) as spelled out in declassified government documents.