Tools for Teachers
Primetime Torture is a 14-minute DVD that explores the way torture and interrogation are portrayed on TV. The film features scenes from some of TV's most popular shows and interviews with seasoned interrogators, military educators and Hollywood screenwriters. The film is offered free of charge to educators who would like to use it in their classrooms. To order your FREE copy please contact Human Rights First at:
Lt. Col. (Ret.) John Winn, who used to teach Law of War at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, assisted in preparing this PowerPoint presentation to accompany the film. The PowerPoint includes background on laws and regulations that apply to interrogation situations as well as a series of discussion questions.
This lesson plan will help educators plan a 45-minute class on torture and interrogation. It includes key definitions, discussion questions and some background on the way torture is typically portrayed on TV.
Human Rights First staff people are available to make presentations on torture and interrogation. If you would like to try to schedule a HRF staff person to come speak in your class, please contact Jordan Bailey-Hoover at: Bailey-HooverJ@humanrightsfirst.org