Standard Operating Procedure is a 2008 documentary film which explores the events surrounding the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. The film was directed by Errol Morris, and stars Christopher Bradley, Sarah Denning, and Joshua Feinman.
An examination of the unintended consequences of the Iraqi war with a focus on events at Abu Ghraib prison which began to appear in global media in 2004. The prison quickly became notorious for the photos of the abuse and torture of terror suspects by military men and women.
His practice of paying subject interviewee has caused a scandal although it has not been an unusual practice in documentary making according to the producer Diane Weyermann,
, who also worked on An Inconvenient Truth
. In a private interview during Tribeca Film Festival
, Morris says: "If I had not paid them they would not be interviewed"