Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lifting the Hood

Lifting the Hood reveals a haunting story of torture in Iraq.
As the 'hooded man' in the infamous Abu Ghraib pictures, Haj Ali became an icon of everything that was wrong with the US occupation. He tells his story and we hear from other prisoners.
"They stretched my hands in this position and attached the wires to them", states Haj Ali. "It felt like my eyes were popping out. I couldn't stand it." He spent three months being physically and psychologically tortured at Abu Ghraib.

"I had an ordinary life...wife, children, garden, planting..." Haj Ali says "I lost all of that. My experience made me forget everything that was beautiful!"

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