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Frontline Doc Takes on How Zero Dark Thirty Gave ‘CIA Version of History’

zdtThe newest Frontline documentary focuses on how the controversial film Zero Dark Thirty was much too concerned with pushing the “CIA version of history” as opposed to what actually happened.

When the movie––directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Jessica Chastain––came out, there was a lot of controversy about the movie’s accuracy and depiction of torture as having led to vital information that helped take down Osama bin Laden.

Plenty of politicians, John McCain among them, said the torture link is false, and there was even a Senate intelligence investigation into how much access the CIA granted the filmmakers. But they ended up dropping the probe.

Well, the Frontline doc “Secrets, Politics, and Torture” goes through exactly how Hollywood became, in the words of one journalist, “easy marks” for the CIA to put one over on.

The documentary even gets some words from Senator Dianne Feinstein, who says, “I walked out of Zero Dark Thirty, candidly. We were having a showing and I got into it about 15, 20 minutes and left. I couldn’t handle it. Because it’s so false.”

The whole thing airs tonight at 10 pm EST on PBS.

Watch a teaser below, via PBS:

[h/t The Daily Beast]
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