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Published on May 12, 2014


This new short campaign film by Amnesty International provides a powerful glimpse into the grim reality of torture. The film marks the launch of Amnesty International's new campaign 'Stop Torture' -- highlighting the fact that the barbaric practice of torture is still rife in countries all over the world.

The campaign will unite millions of us around the world to stop torture. For more information on the campaign or to take action, visit http://www.amnesty.org/stoptorture

The narration in the film is a verse from the poem "Tortures" by Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Polish writer Wislawa Szymborska - and reflects the unchanging nature of the brutality of torture. The film is directed by four-times Oscar nominated, Bafta and César awarded French film director Sylvain Chomet through production company Th1ng th2ng.

"Tortures" from 'View with a Grain of Sand' by Wislawa Szymborska, translated from Polish by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh. Copyright © 1985 by The Wislawa Szymborska Foundation. Translation copyright © 1995 by Harcourt Brace & Company. Recorded by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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