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Officials helped makers of Osama bin Laden film, documents show

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/05/2012

Kim Geiger

WASHINGTON — In the months after the U.S. militarymission that killed Osama bin Laden, Pentagon officials met with Hollywood filmmakers and gave them special access in an effort to influence the creation of a film about the operation, newly released documents show.

Emails and meeting transcripts obtained from the Pentagon and CIA through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch suggest that officials went out of their way to assist the filmmakers, while trying to keep their cooperation from becoming public.

Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who won Oscars for their 2009 Iraq war movie,"The Hurt Locker," were granted access to a Navy SEAL who was involved in planning the May 2011 raid, according to a transcript of a meeting that took place in July.
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"Officials helped makers of Osama bin Laden film, documents show", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/officials-helped-makers-of-osama-bin-laden-film-documents-show