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History in Focus

Rendition
TV Episode | 22 min | Documentary, History

Host Geoff Wawro sets his sights on the new movie Rendition which tells the story of an Egyptian terrorism suspect that "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC. His American wife (Reese Witherspoon) and a CIA analyst (Jake ...See moreHost Geoff Wawro sets his sights on the new movie Rendition which tells the story of an Egyptian terrorism suspect that "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC. His American wife (Reese Witherspoon) and a CIA analyst (Jake Gyllenhall) find themselves caught in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside the US. We will examine the history and provide context for the movie including the origins of rendition, the changing role of the CIA, and the reality of interrogation techniques. Written by Anonymous See less
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Oct 18, 2007 (United States)

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Alan Arkin
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Dave Dyshuk
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Gavin Hood
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Omar Metwally
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Igal Naor
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Peter Sarsgaard
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Meryl Streep
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Dave Zigerelli
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