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File: Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American spy thriller directed and co-produced by Kathryn Bigelow with screenplay by Mark Boal. Billed as "the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man," the film is a dramatization of American efforts to kill Osama bin Laden.
It stars Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, and Édgar Ramírez. The film had its premiere in Los Angeles, California on December 18, 2012 and had its wide release on January 11, 2013.
Zero Dark Thirty was released to wide critical acclaim and was nominated for five Academy Awards at the 85th Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain) and Best Original Screenplay. Zero Dark Thirty also earned four Golden Globe Award nominations including Best Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Actress – Drama for Chastain, which she won. It has also attracted controversy and strong criticism for its allegedly pro-torture stance and for allegedly obtaining improper access to classified materials.
In 2003, Maya is a CIA officer who has spent her entire brief career focusing solely on intelligence related to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. She has just been reassigned to work with fellow officer Dan at the U.S. embassy in Pakistan. During the first months of her assignment, she often accompanies Dan to a black site for his ongoing interrogation of Ammar, a detainee with links to several Saudi terrorists. Dan subjects him to torture and humiliation, and he and Maya eventually trick Ammar into divulging that an old acquaintance using the alias 'Abu Ahmed' is working as a personal courier for bin Laden. Other detainees corroborate this, but with some claiming he delivers messages between bin Laden and Abu Faraj al-Libbi. In mid-2005, Abu Faraj is apprehended by the CIA and local police in Pakistan. Maya interrogates Abu Faraj and has him tortured, but he continues to deny knowing a courier with such a name. (Maya interprets this as Abu Faraj trying to conceal the true importance of Abu Ahmed.)
Maya quickly evolves from a freshman to a veteran officer, but displaying the zeal and frustrations of a focused 'single-tasker'; she fixates on finding Abu Ahmed, determined to use him to find bin Laden. Along a span of five years: she survives the 2008 Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing as well as an attack on her life by armed men; Dan, departing on re-assignment, warns Maya about a possible change in politics, alluding that the new administration may move to prosecute those officers involved in torture; Maya's fellow officer and friend Jessica is killed in the 2009 Camp Chapman attack. Now a detainee claims that the man previously identified as Abu Ahmed from photography is a man he personally buried in 2001; this leads several CIA officers— Maya's seniors —to conclude that the target who could be Abu Ahmed is long dead and they have searched a false trail for nine years. A fellow analyst researching Moroccan intelligence archives comes to Maya and suggests that Abu Ahmed is actually 'Ibrahim Sayeed'. Maya agrees and contacts Dan, who is now working at the CIA's headquarters. Maya theorizes that the CIA's supposed photograph of Abu Ahmed was actually of Ibrahim Sayeed's brother Habib, who was indeed killed in Afghanistan and bore a striking resemblance to Ibrahim. Dan uses CIA funds to purchase a Lamborghini for a Kuwaiti in exchange for the telephone number of Sayeed's mother. Calls to the mother are now traced, and one caller's persistent use of tradecraft to avoid detection leads Maya to conclude the caller is Abu Ahmed. Now, at Maya's behest, numerous CIA operatives are deployed to search for and identify Abu Ahmed; they locate him in his vehicle and eventually track him to a large suburban compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The compound is put under heavy surveillance for several months, but bin Laden's presence there cannot be directly proven. Meanwhile, the President's National Security Advisor tasks the CIA with producing a plan to capture or kill bin Laden if it can be confirmed that he is in the compound. An agency team devises to use two top-secret stealth helicopters (developed at Area 51) to secretly enter Pakistan and insert a U.S. Navy SEAL team to raid the compound. Before briefing President Barack Obama, CIA director Leon Panetta holds a meeting of his top officials, who assess only a 60% chance that bin Laden is living in the compound. (Maya, also in attendance, confidently asserts the chances are 100%.)
The raid is approved by President Obama and is executed on May 2, 2011. Although execution is complicated by one of the helicopters crashing and thus rousing the neighborhood, the SEALs ultimately find bin Laden on the compound's top level and kill him. They bring his body back to a U.S. base in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where Maya awaits. She views the body and visually confirms it is bin Laden. Maya is next seen boarding a military C-130 as its only passenger. As the loading ramp closes and the plane prepares for takeoff, she begins to cry.
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