Zero Dark Thirty in Trouble with the Senate Intelligence Committee03 January 2013
Zero Dark Thirty in Trouble with the Senate Intelligence Committee
The controversy surrounding Kathryn Bigelow's latest movie Zero Dark Thirty has remained fairly tame - with critics and others questioning its use of torture - but now it's in real trouble as the Senate Intelligence Committee is planning an investigation into the movie over worries that it had access to 'secret information', as well as apprehension about the representation about torture, as NewsMax reports.
"[The film is] grossly inaccurate and misleading in its suggestion that torture resulted in information," the committee wrote, arguing that the film "clearly implies that the CIA's coercive interrogation techniques were effective." They feel strongly against the use of extreme torture seen in the movie, and question whether its use was based on reality or simply a tool by the writers. According to the senators in the committee the film's portrayal of the search and capture of Osama bin Laden was inaccurate. They have not yet contacted anyone in the films production
"We depicted a variety of controversial practices and intelligence methods that were used in the name of finding bin Laden," said Bigelow in a statement. "The film shows that no single method was necessarily responsible for solving the manhunt, nor can any single scene taken in isolation fairly capture the totality of efforts the film dramatizes."