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Bigelow defends Oscar-tipped film over torture

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US director Kathryn Bigelow defended Wednesday her controversial Oscar-tipped movie "Zero Dark Thirty" against criticism of its depiction of torture in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. 

Mark Boal (L) and Kathryn Bigelow pose for photos at the Newseum during the "Zero Dark Thirty" Washington DC premiere on January 8, 2013. Bigelow defended Wednesday her controversial Oscar-tipped movie "Zero Dark Thirty" against criticism of its depiction of torture in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, she said critics should focus on those responsible for torture and harsh interrogation techniques in the years after 9/11, rather than at artists portraying them.

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