Standard Operating Procedure trailer online
Standard Operating Procedure is the new documentary from Errol Morris which talks with those involved in the incidents of abuse and torture at the U.S. prison Abu Ghraib.
It looks an interesting and powerful film that is going to do more than expose the real stories of the soldiers who were photographed with abused prisoners.
What I'm hoping for is that it will expose something bigger in how the U.S. Army is trained for war and action against an "enemy", looking at the higher echelons of the Armed Forces and government.
The trailer for Standard Operating Procedure, or S.O.P., certainly hints at this, but more than anything it shows that there was a planned and coordinated attack on human rights and on these prisoners. None of us can expect to be treated with respect and fairness or have the International laws of human rights applied to us when events like this occur under the governing of the people we have elected to power.
Sounds all well and good doesn't it, but looking at the trailer I can't help but wonder if it's just going to look at the soldiers themselves and how they were ordered into it by a controlling officer, and then it even suggests that he was an evil man working by himself.
Perhaps that's true and there is no conspiracy in here, or maybe it's just a badly edited trailer that gives the wrong suggestions. I don't know, what do you get out of it?
Well whatever way it's going to cut it, with the material, the access and Errol Morris, it's going to be controversial and it'll still have a strong message to tell.
You can see the trailer over at Apple trailers [QT:Embed:480p:720p:1080p].