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Writer-director Peter Sattler's 2014 film Camp X-Ray raises interesting questions about morality, idealism, gender, and nationality, but here I want to highlight the film’s cinematic interpretations of religious accommodation and the larger issues that are often attached to this idea. "It’s one of the better mainstream American film portraits of what happened to America's psyche after 9/11: the moral numbness that set in right away, and never entirely lifted," writes Matt Zoller Seitz about Camp X-Ray. [1.] The narrative ...