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May 07, 2013
Washington, DC – Following reports that the Central Intelligence Agency edited the screenplay for “Zero Dark Thirty,” the Oscar-nominated film about the U.S. Special Forces’ Osama bin Laden operation...
February 21, 2013
Washington, DC – Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today urged the filmmakers, actors and engineers behind the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty...

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March 3, 2014

On March 19, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the DC premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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Video | January 22, 2014
Human Rights First's President and CEO Elisa Massimino calls on the CIA to state loud and clear that torture played no role in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
Opinions | January 07, 2013
Op-ed by Michael Marks. ‘ZERO Dark Thirty” hits movie theaters this week, but it has already ignited a debate about torture. At issue is its efficacy — or lack thereof. The film suggests that...
Letter | February 20, 2012
Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals urged the filmmakers, actors and engineers behind the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty to use their public appearances,...