Doctors of the Dark Side

Doctors of the Dark Side

DVD - 2013 | Widescreen edition.
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This film is the first feature-length documentary about how health care professionals actively implemented and covered up the tortures in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and the CIA Black Sites. The film shows how the torture of detainees could not continue without the assistance of these American doctors. The little-known story is told by military, legal and medical experts and portrayed through staged demonstrations as spelled out in declassified government documents.
Publisher: [United States] : Shelter Island, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781934708989
1934708984
Branch Call Number: DVD 174.2 DOC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (73 min.) :,sound, color with black & white sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Ruehl, Mercedes

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ManMachine
Jan 16, 2017

Well, all you serious-minded documentary viewers - Now, here's a little, eye-opening presentation to totally immerse yourself in for 73 minutes. And it involves the scandalous American medical profession, along with the CIA, and the US military, as it clearly existed during both the Bush and the Obama administrations.

What inevitably goes on in "Doctors of the Dark Side" is actually so surreal and, yes, so downright shocking at times that it certainly proves, once again, that fact is, indeed, stranger (and more sinister) than fiction. Oh, yes, it is.

Disturbing, sobering, and filled to overflowing with American disgrace and dishonour - "Doctors of the Dark Side" takes the viewer on a journey to "Camp Justice" in Baghdad, Iraq (Can you believe the hypocrisy of that detention facility's name?) and Guantanamo, Cuba, where torture was condoned, medical records were falsified, and a "blind-eye" approach was taken by all of those in charge.

And, of course, it was all done in the name and the glory of the Red, White & Blue..... (*Watch video-trailer*)

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voisjoe1_0
Apr 01, 2015

The film exposes the psychological and physical torture techniques developed by psychologists James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen for use by CIA interrogators at sites such as Gitmo and Abu Ghraib. These psychologists received $80 million for the development of these techniques (and presumably some of the money was for them to keep quiet about what they had done). The film points out that it is unethical for doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists to play a part in these kinds of torture techniques and without their help, the torturing “interrogators” could not have employed the techniques to the extremes that they were wont to without ending up with more deaths than actually occurred.

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LaurieLR
Feb 15, 2015

Disturbing but important to know.

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franzkafka
Sep 24, 2013

Although Dr. Josef Mengele (the "Angel of Death" of Auschwitz)died in 1979 it's obvious that his twisted sort of malevolence is unfortunately alive and well in some form. Shame on the Yanquis and all in their cadre.

aaa5756 Aug 11, 2013

This DVD was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year.

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“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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