It has been four years since the first photographs of torture and abuse in Abu Ghraib splashed across newspapers nationwide, but these events are not soon forgotten. Drawing on over two hundred hours of frank and intimate interviews with the young men and women who took these pictures and participated in these acts of barbary, Standard Operating Procedure is a book that makes you question the very nature of human beings. It examines this defining moment in the Iraq War, retold through the eyes and cameras of the soldiers inside the prisons. Come hear long time writer for The New Yorker Philip Gourevitch and Academy Award winning director Errol Morris discuss their chilling tale of moral and political reckoning.
TITLE: Errol Morris and Philip Gourevitch: Standard Operating Procedure
SPEAKERS: Errol Morris, Academy Award Winning Director, Standard Operating Procedure, The Fog of War
Philip Gourevitch, Editor, The Paris Review; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Standard Operating Procedure
DATE: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
TIME: 6 p.m., Check-In | 6:30 p.m., Program | 7:30 p.m. wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, book signing
PLACE: Club Office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Directly outside of the Montgomery BART station
PRICE: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (w/ valid ID)
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INFORUM is a division of The Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. INFORUM has 2,500 members.
Official Website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org
Added by jbarbara on May 27, 2008