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Tackling Torture Video Contest
Stop torture by the US by raising awareness for the issue.
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Due January 9th, 2014 - Tackling Torture at the Top (T3), a committee of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) announces a video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability.

Despite US and international law prohibiting the use of torture the US has used torture, often euphemistically called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” in its so-called “War on Terror”.  Despite the law, despite documented proof that such efforts produce inadmissable evidence, false information and false confessions, and despite the blowback of such efforts, the US continues to shield the lawbreakers--both those who committed and those who authorized torture--by “Looking forward, not backward,” and there is evidence that such techniques continue to be used and falsely justified.

Through TV shows like “24” and Hollywood films like the commercially successful “Zero Dark Thirty” and the new documentary “Manhunt” the US’s use of torture is presented as viable, and even necessary to our country’s security. Unfortunately, a majority of the under-informed and misinformed public now thinks that torture is necessary and useful.

Tackling Torture at the Top, through this contest, hopes to produce entertaining and informative videos that contradict this harmful and inhumane view, educate the public, raise questions about the direction of our foreign policy and our use of the military, and by so doing, give the public the awareness and courage to rein in our country’s out of control security apparatus.

Video Guidelines
Create a video that informs the public of the various issues surrounding the US's use of torture, including the US's lack of pursuit of accountability for authorizing torture or committing torture, negative effects of its use including blowback and the immorality and unethical nature of its use.

You may submit your video to one of two categories: Serious or Satirical/Parody. Videos must be between 30 sec to 5 min in length.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Jury Prizes
    $500 Jury Prize, Serious category
    $500 Jury Prize, Satirical/Parody category

Audience Favorite Prizes
    $300 Audience Favorite Prize, Serious category
    $300 Audience Favorite Prize, Satirical/Parody category

Eligibility
Contest is open to both amateur and professional videographers of all ages and from any country.

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