Errol Morris’ Abu Ghraib Documentary Announced

errolmorris.jpgWith Vernon, Florida sitting in my top five films of all time, todays news of Errol Morris’ next project has me pretty excited. Even though his style has changed dramatically since his early days, Morris still manages to conduct insightful interviews with amazing people, while still retaining his unique visual style. This past Sunday, Morris’ next project was announced during a seminar at the American Film Market. Reuters (via Filmstalker) gives us this:

The film will examine the infamous abuse and torture of inmates held as suspected terrorists in the Iraqi prison located 20 miles (32 kilometres) west of Baghdad. The scandal was revealed in 2004 when photos of inmates being tortured were published around the world.

The film is being released by Sony Pictures Classics, who also released Morris’ Academy Award Winning ‘Fog of War’. (and one of my favourite films of the year, ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’) I’ll admit that my knowledge of this topic is pretty limited to news headlines, but if there’s anyone that I could count on presenting an informative, challenging and visually stunning presentation of this story, it’s Morris. I’ve just got my fingers crossed for a Philip Glass score behind some slow-motion prison re-enactments intercut with giant dice rolling across a map of Iraq. I’m sure I won’t be dissapointed. The information is pretty limited at this time, but keep checking back here at The Documentary Blog for any upcoming info on the release of this film.

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