Standard Operating Procedure (film)

Infobox Film
name = Standard Operating Procedure

image_size =
caption = Theatrical release poster
director = Errol Morris
producer = Julie Ahlberg
writer = Errol Morris
narrator =
starring = Christopher Bradley
Sarah Denning
Joshua Feinman
music = Danny Elfman
cinematography = Robert Chappell
Robert Richardson
editing = Andy Grieve
Steven Hathaway
Dan Mooney
distributor = Sony Pictures Classics
released = April 25, 2008
runtime = 118 min.
country = United States
language = English
budget =
gross =
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website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0896866

"Standard Operating Procedure" is a 2008 documentary film which explores the events surrounding the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. The film was directed by Errol Morris, and stars Christopher Bradley, Sarah Denning, and Joshua Feinman.


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 photos of the abuse and torture of terror suspects by military men and women.


His practice of paying subject interviewee has caused a scandal although it has not been an unusual practice in documentary making according to the producer Diane Weyermann, [] , who also worked on "An Inconvenient Truth". In a private interview during Tribeca Film Festival, Morris says: "If I had not paid them they would not be interviewed" []


* cite news
title=Film on Abu Ghraib Puts Focus on Paid Interviews
publisher=The New York Times

* cite news
title=On the Circuit: Standard Operating Procedure
publisher=Zoom In Online

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* [] - Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Errol Morris about the film

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