Documenting the unaccountable war on terror

Laura Poitras is a remarkable American film-maker who has faced constant harassment by US officials for simply doing her job of documenting the countless abuses against innocents since 9/11.

Here are two short films, made for the New York Times, that are beautiful, moving and rage-inducing. This is the true face of America in the 21st century, as far away from the myths around freedom as is possible to imagine:

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