Worldview

About

Broadcast from the Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson Foundation Talk Studio, supporting arts and communications outreach

Download Story
(Courtesy of 'Beneath the Blindfold')
Several torture survivors shown in 'Beneath the Blindfold' now call Chicago home.

Jan. 10, 2012

A resolution that calls for an end to torture will be brought before the Chicago City Council this Thursday. If the resolution passes, it would make Chicago the first city in the U.S. to oppose all forms of torture. Local residents Mario Venagas, a Chilean torture survivor, and Dr. Frank Summers, a psychologist, discuss why this resolution matters. Later, Worldview takes you inside the film Beneath the Blindfold with directors Ines Sommer and Kathy Berger. The film follows four survivors of political torture as they try to overcome the lasting effects of their imprisonment and reclaim their dignity. It premieres this Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center.