Fordham Law School and Georgetown Law School will present a discussion called “The Zero Dark Thirty Controversy: Torture, Art, and Politics in Today’s World” on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Since the release of the award-winning Zero Dark Thirty, many critics, including several U.S. Senators, have condemned the film, claiming it contains serious historical inaccuracies and glorifies some of the country’s worst post 9/11 abuses. In response, Fordham and Georgetown Law Schools have joined forces to have a public dialogue about the relationship and responsibility that prominent works of culture have to the historical narrative and the American public.
The evening’s discussion will feature New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer; former FBI agent and author Ali Soufan; and New York Magazine’s chief film critic David Edelstein. The discussion will be moderated by Center on National Security Director Karen J. Greenberg.
Please note — the film will NOT be screened at this event — this is a discussion only.
Seating is limited. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A similar discussion will be held at Georgetown. Details will be available soon.
Fordham Law School
Room 430 B/C (4th floor)
140 W. 62nd St.
New York, NY