Prior to this Australian/UK co-production, directed by Sydney born Jonathan Teplitzky, Eric Lomax had already participated in a film documentary of his life and reunion with Nagase, his torturer
The English version is 'For My Torturer
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HEADS YOU LOSE: Alex Reid meets the Warwick Castle torturer
A native of Tindouf, the criminal in question has no ties with the Sahara, which he has never visited, Cherif said, adding that the torturer
served in senior positions in the polisario administration taking advantage of family ties with the wife of the president of the imaginary republic,
For Haritos-Fatouros "torture is generally not an aggressive act, although the torturer
may occasionally lose his temper or act out of hatred" (162).
By humanizing these two characters, rather than dehumanizing them, as the torturer
does, Benedetti brings them onto common ground and offers viewers psychological insights into the moral and personal issues at stake.
The psychological harm happens to American torturers
So euphemisms were systematically used: "enhanced techniques" for torture, "interrogation expert" for torturer
The memos that the Obama administration has disclosed teach us that anyone who complies with seemingly noble principles dictated by a "sense of duty" or by the necessary "defense of the homeland," or who is urged by a basic fear for his own life and welfare, or the lives and welfare of his kin, can become a torturer
First, many of these techniques change the intimate physical connection between torturer
and victim that is the hallmark of more traditional forms of torture.
NOT LONG AGO TORTURE SCENES WERE RARE ON TV, and both TV and the movies portrayed torturers
as villains--sadists, terrorists, or Nazis who had surrendered their membership in the human race.
Ortiz, who travels the country talking about how torture affects the tortured and the torturer
, speaks from horrific personal experience.