Monday, May 5, 2008

Standard Operating Procedure

The new Errol Morris documentary, Standard Operating Procedure, was released in April amid much controversy. In addition to the film's controversial subject -- the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal -- Morris admits to having paid many of the individuals interviewed in the film, a highly uncommon practice in documentary film. In the end, the film leaves the viewer to ponder a question that resonates with all documentary film: can a photograph change the world?

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