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Tackling Torture Video Contest's blog


Contest website: 2ND ANNUAL TACKLING TORTURE VIDEO CONTEST(http://tacklingtorturevideocontest.webs.com/)

 

Deadlines:

  • for entries: March 1, 2015
  • for choosing finalists (up to 10 for each category): March 8, 2015
  • for Jury and Audience voting: March 31, 2015
  1. Contact: tacklingtorturevideo@fastmail.fm,  Tom Dickinson and Coleen Rowley, Co-managers

Description:

Despite US and international law prohibiting the use of torture the US has used torture, often euphemistically called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” in its so-called “War on Terror”.  Despite the law, despite documented proof that such efforts produce inadmissable evidence, false information and false confessions, and despite the blowback of such efforts, the US continues to shield the lawbreakers--both those who committed and those who authorized torture--by “Looking forward, not backward,” and there is evidence that such techniques continue to be used and falsely justified. 

Extended solitary confinement is recognized as torture.  It is used extensively in U.S. prisons.  For more about the connection between the U.S. prison-industrial complex and torture read this short article by T3 member, Sara Olson.

Through TV shows like “24” and Hollywood films like the commercially successful “Zero Dark Thirty” and the new documentary “Manhunt” the US’s use of torture is presented as viable, and even necessary to our country’s security.    Unfortunately, a majority of the under-informed and misinformed public now thinks that torture is necessary and useful.

Tackling Torture at the Top, through this contest, hopes to produce entertaining and informative videos that contradict this harmful and inhumane view, educate the public, raise questions about the direction of our foreign policy and our use of the military, and by so doing, give the public the awareness and courage to rein in our country’s out of control security apparatus.


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The Tackling Torture Video Contest Finalists announced — JURY AND AUDIENCE VOTING BEGINS

The Tackling Torture Video Contest has chosen eight finalists for its first competition. The five Serious video finalists and three Satirical finalists are posted for public viewing at youtube.com in the Tackling Torture Video Contest channel (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqhCP_wOpPVF0umlss49MkQ). The seriousness of the topic has attracted filmmakers of all ages from around the world: Canada, Indonesia, Germany, Australia and the USA.

 

Four prizes will be awarded. $500 Jury Prizes will be awarded by a jury of five distinguished filmmakers, activists and historians, Sebastion Doggart, Joseph Jolton, Peter Kuznick, Alfred McCoy and Andy Worthington, in each of the two categories. $300 Audience Prizes, chosen through public voting, will also be awarded in each of the two categories. The public is welcome to vote until January 30, 2014 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TNBWLTY. Winner will be announced February 7, 2014 in an event to be scheduled in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota (details TBA).

 

Through this contest, Tackling Torture at the Top, a committee of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM, www.worldwidewamm.org), hopes to produce entertaining and informative videos that contradict the harmful and inhumane view that torture works and is in any way justifiable, to educate the public, and to raise questions about the direction of our foreign policy and our use of the military, and by so doing, give the public the awareness and courage to rein in our country’s out of control security apparatus. For more information about the contest go to http://tacklingtorturevideocontest.webs.com/. Links to treaties and other documentation are found at the “Background Links” link at the top (http://tacklingtorturevideocontest.webs.com/background-links).

 

Tackling Torture At The Top meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00am in the WAMM offices at 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Meetings are open to the public.

 

For more information contact

Tom Dickinson or Coleen Rowley (tacklingtorturevideo@fastmail.fm)

Co-Managers, Tackling Torture Video Contest

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