The Report is a drama film that tells about a dramatic re-event – which brings up the story of the events of September 11. Scott Z. Burns directed the film based on a script he wrote himself.
The Report tells about Daniel J Jones (Adam Driver) and the Senate Intelligence Committee when investigating the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program that was created after the events of 11 September.
Jones works for Senator Diane Feinstein (Annette Bening) who is the Head of the Intelligence Committee. He got this opportunity after following the advice of Denis McDonough (Jon Hamm) who a few years later became Chief of Staff of President Barack Obama.
Feinstein assigned Jones to lead a research team to examine reports about the CIA’s torture of suspected terrorists in a number of locations in the Middle East. They were made prisoners and tortured because they were suspected of being involved in Al Qaeda who brought down the Twin Towers in New York City and attacked the Pentagon.
It is Games Online dan Offline suspected that the CIA used Enhanced Interrogation Techniques in which waterboarding was part of it. Jones, trapped in one of the CIA’s basements, reads one by one report on the intelligence agency’s computer.
He spent five years writing the results. No less fantastic is the number of pages from the Jones report which is 7,000 pages thick. In it, he details a lot of irregularities, for example, about the evidence that the torture method succeeded in making the target open his mouth.
Jones’s frustration culminated when the results of his analysis threatened could not be published because the Senate was pressured by both the CIA and the White House. CIA Director John Brennan accused Jones of making this up because he was not at the location of the interrogation directly.
Obama himself has an interest in not releasing the Jones report for fear of the Republican reaction. At the same time, the Obama administration also has an agenda to use military drones to attack points that are considered to be locations of terrorists, although this always results in civilian casualties.
One interesting part that is not to be missed is how Burns views ‘Zero Dark Thirty’. The film made by Kathryn Bigelow and released in 2012 tells about the hunt for Osama bin Laden until his death.
Bigelow spent a lot of time demonstrating the interrogation techniques criticized by Jones and Feinstein. However, he took a photo as if it succeeded in getting the prisoners to provide crucial information to track bin Laden’s whereabouts.
‘The Report’ is subtly trying to mock him by saying that the method is futile, inconsistent with international law, and making the United States a monster ready to do anything to achieve its goals.