Aymen Asim

Standard Operating Procedure

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Director: Errol Morris; Release date: 18 July

Standard Operating Procedure sets out to examine the infamous photographs of Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse which were taken by what the media at the time described as a few "bad apples" within the US military.

The film aims to unearth their context "outside the frame". Although it encourages the idea that the photographs constitute evidence of systematic abuse by the military, whereby soldiers act merely as pawns, the film disproportionately portrays individual soldiers as the victims, without providing a single voice for the real victims of Abu Ghraib.

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