Associate Professor of Film Studies, University of Vermont
Date: Friday April 8
Place: Crookshank 108 (Ena Thompson Reading Room)
Refreshments will be served
Lecture: “Documentaries post 9/11: Circling the Truth at Abu Ghraib”
In this talk Professor Neroni explores the American use of torture in three documentaries, Errol Morris’s Standard Operating Procedure (2008), Rory Kennedy’s Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Alex Gibney’s Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), with an emphasis on how each documentary deals with/avoids the way that enjoyment acts as a stain that points to the symbolic failure of the violence of torture.