HBO airs Ghosts of Abu Ghraib documentary tonight

A new HBO documentary, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, debuts tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET. Directed by Rory Kennedy, it “features both the voices of Iraqi victims (interviewed in Turkey after arduous attempts to meet with them) and guards directly involved in torture at the prison,” according to HBO, and “these remarkably candid, in-depth interviews shed light on the abuses in an unprecedented manner.”

HBO says the film “strongly suggests that, far from being an unauthorized, isolated event by rank-and-file soldiers acting on their own initiative, the physical and psychological torture employed at the prison was an inevitable outgrowth of military and government policies that were implemented in a climate of fear and chaos, inadequate training and insufficient resources.”

This preview of the film includes a clip of an interview with a prison MP, plus an interview with the director:

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib [HBO]