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Add Your Voice to Doug Liman's Upcoming Movie "Reckoning With Torture"

By Ateqah Khaki at 11:43am

You can be in acclaimed film director Doug Liman's (The Bourne Identity, Fair Game, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith) next movie: a partnership with the ACLU and the PEN American Center called Reckoning With Torture, a film to fight torture. The project is based on a simple but powerful notion: that coming to terms with human rights abuses starts with reading the documentary record.

We're asking the public to submit video clips, which will be combined with filmed stage performances featuring actors like Robert Redford, Dianne Wiest and America Ferrera, as well as writers, former interrogators and military officers.

On our new website www.ReckoningWithTorture.org, you will find instructions on how to shoot and upload footage of yourself, your family and your friends. Choose from 11 documents that detail the abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody since the September 11 terrorist attacks, as well as the struggle of many soldiers and intelligence officers to stop the abuse.

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Later this year, Liman will select the best submissions and intercut them with footage from the staged performances to create a feature-length movie that stars Americans from all walks of life standing alongside prominent cultural figures to read the record of this country's torture program.

This film project is a way for all Americans to confront this country's legacy of torture. Visit www.ReckoningWithTorture.org to add your voice.

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