Monday, May 22, 2006

Guantanamo Documentary Poster Censored

The Motion Picture Association of America has censored a publicity poster for the upcoming documentary, The Road to Guantanamo.
"The reason given was that the burlap bag over the guy's head was depicting torture, which wasn't appropriate for children to see,"
I have to agree with the MPAA; depictions of torture aren't for children to see. But I believe the filmmakers realize this and also understand the bigger picture here (pardon the pun) More important than shielding the eyes of children is the attempt to shield the bodies of children from the torturer.

The US military has admitted that children aged 16 years and younger are among the detainees being interrogated at its prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
It is incredible that this American leviathan can indiscriminately fire cluster bombs, white phosphorus and depleted uranium rounds at children; make them orphans, blow up their orphanages, bulldoze their homes, create conditions that help keep half a million children fighting as soldiers, incarcerate, interrogate and execute them, and then say that it would be inappropriate for them to see this poster, which is much tamer than the video games they choose to play.

This image was originally posted at Film

The approved version of the poster is a tighter shot on the same shackled hands without the blindfolded hood. What's their problem with hoods? Oh yeah.

This image was originally posted at The Sikh Times

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