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Beneath the Blindfold Film Screening


STARTS: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

5416 S. Cornell Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
210 B&C

Don't miss this award winning documentary screening at CTU.

In a time when fictionalized accounts dominate the public’s understanding of torture, Beneath the Blindfold reveals the reality of life after torture.  Four torture survivors from around the globe face the psychological and physical fallout from their experience, while going through the daunting steps of building new lives, careers, and relationships. Beneath the Blindfold takes an unflinching look at the consequences of torture through the eyes of survivors while celebrating their ability to regain agency and hope.

With Beneath the Blindfold, filmmakers Ines Sommer and Kathy Berger set out to counter the ‘blind spot’ in our national conversation about torture by focusing on survivors’ personal stories, insights and struggles.



Wednesday April 10, 2013

5416 S. Cornell Ave 

Room 210 B & C

Filmmakers Ines Sommer and Kathy Berger will be present to show their documentary and respond to questions.

This event is co-presented by Percolator Films.

"Beneath the Blindfold reminds us of the immorality and illegality of torture, even when disguised as ‘enhanced interrogation.’ This essential documentary shakes our complacency and determines us to insist on actual, effective abolition of torture in our time." — Juan E. Méndez, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

"Beneath the Blindfold is a beautiful film with genuine sensitivity and glow. You witness a triumph of our common humanity as people overcome the long lasting effects of torture and reclaim their dignity. Not to be missed." — Jerome McDonnell, Host of Worldview, WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago Public Radio

"Best Political Documentary of 2012" — Chicago Reader

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