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U.S. Senators Accuse Film Of Torture Inaccuracy


A crew member of Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's team for the movie "Zero Dark Thirty" applies makeup on an actor during a shoot at the filming location in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

A crew member of Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's team for the movie "Zero Dark Thirty" applies makeup on an actor during a shoot at the filming location in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

Three prominent U.S. senators have written to Sony Pictures Entertainment, saying the new movie "Zero Dark Thirty" is misleading about the effectiveness of torture.

The film tells a story about U.S. forces hunting for Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. troops in Pakistan in 2011.

The senators, John McCain, Carl Levin and Dianne Feinstein, all members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, say in their letter that the film is "grossly inaccurate" in suggesting that torture of terrorist suspects provided information that helped locate bin Laden.

The senators say evidence shows that torture did not help the CIA find the Al-Qaeda chief.

The letter adds that U.S. use of torture has done "severe damage" to the United States' values and reputation.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP
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