Sundance Film Seeks Probe Of Abu Ghraib
Rory Kennedy, who was born after her father, Senator Robert Kennedy, was assassinated in 1968, has expressed the hope that her documentary, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, which is competing at this year's Sundance Film Festival, will result in an investigation to determine who was responsible for the torture and humiliation meted out at the Iraqi prison in 2004. In an interview Saturday with Reuters in Park City, UT, Kennedy said that she interviewed 15 people who either participated in the torture of prisoners or witnessed it and "what each of them told me is they did it because they were told to do it and everyone else was doing it." She said that their comments were "in stark contrast" to administration claims that the torture was carried out by "nine bad apples." The film is due to be released in theaters and on HBO next month. Meanwhile, The Weinstein Company has reportedly bought the Iraq war drama Grace Is Gone for $4 million, starring John Cusack as a man whose wife is killed in combat and who takes their two young daughters on a road trip before breaking the news to them. In an interview with today's (Monday) Los Angeles Times, Harvey Weinstein called Grace, "a mainstream movie that makes people feel what the war is all about."