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October 10, 2012

Today, October 11: Documentary and Discussion of Doctors’ Role in Torture of U.S. Detainees

Event Notice

“Doctors of the Dark Side”

A Screening and Panel Discussion

6- 8:30 pm

Langdell 225 North

Event poster shows an illustration of two military men crouched over a detainee in a black box while a man in a white coat meant to suggest a psychologist peers across the landscape from the side.

Doctors of the Dark Side exposes the scandal behind the torture scandal — how psychologists and physicians implemented and covered up the torture of detainees in US controlled military prisons. The stories of four detainees and the doctors involved in their abuse show how essential doctors have been to the torture program. Director Martha Davis spent four years investigating the controversy and produced the documentary with an award-winning team.

Deborah Popowski, Clinical Instructor with the Human Rights Program, makes an appearance in the film, and will lead a panel discussion afterward with Martha Davis and Dr. Trudy Bond, an Ohio-based psychologist, of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology.

This event is being co-sponsored by HLS Advocates for Human Rights and Harvard Law Documentary Studio.

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