Human Rights First Screens Ghosts of Abu Ghraib at Christie’s
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Over 125 friends and supporters of HRF gathered at Christie’s in New York City to view Rory Kennedy’s powerful documentary, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. Through interviews with perpetrators, victims and witnesses, the film examines the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 a the notorious Iraqi prison. Following the screening, Brigadier General James Cullen, (Ret’d), a former Army JAG, joined a panel with Michael Posner, President of Human Rights First and Rory Kennedy, the filmmaker. General Cullen helped the audience understand the breakdown of the military chain of command and its dangerous consequenses. He and Ms. Kennedy both praised the work of Human Rights First’s End Torture Now Campaign. Photos from the Event Rory Kennedy, General Cullen and Michael Posner at discussion following film HRF Board Member, Kerry Kennedy introducing her sister, Rory. Maureen Byrnes, Executive Director, HRF, welcoming guests. Audience during panel discussion. HRF Board Member and General Counsel of Christie’s, Jo Laird, speaks with guest, Rose Styron. Kerry Kennedy in background.