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Standard Operating Procedure

Rating:R (for disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity, and for language)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:April 25, 2008
Running time:118 minutes
Cast:Joshua Feinman, Merry Grissom, Christopher Bradley, Combiz Shams, Zhubin Rahbar
Director:Errol Morris
Producer:Julie Ahlberg
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: "Standard Operating Procedure" provides an examination of the unintended consequences of the Iraqi war with a focus on events at Abu Ghraib prison which began to appear in global media in 2004. The prison quickly became notorious for the shocking photos of the abuse and torture of terror suspects by military men and women. Ultimately, it is the story of soldiers who believed they were defending democracy but found themselves plunged into an unimagined nightmare.

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