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Under the Hood, a Voyage into the World of Torture

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September 11, 2001 saw the birth of a new world order. The war against terror now allows institutionalized violence to be exercised with full impunity. The documentary Under the Hood, a Voyage into the World of Torture retraces the stories of several people who were illegally tortured by democratic countries convinced of their absolute right to do so. It tells the unknown stories of the victims of a new barbarity and gives a human face to the suffering. Patricio Henríquez looks back at the history of torture, which was systematized by the Catholic Inquisition in the Middle Ages, as well as at the shameful history of American complicity with torturers, and calls for vigilance. Unless we believe in our collective values, we may be pushed to self-destruction by a new totalitarianism.

2008, 107 min 06 s

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Best Documentary: Society
Prix Gémeaux
September 16 to 19 2010, Montréal - Canada

Best Documentary
Gala du cinéma québécois
March 29 2009, Montréal - Canada

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