accurately argues, "the death of certain species is grievable
Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable
? London, Verso, 2009.
By amplifying his account, the producers frame the capacity of the audience to conceive of Muhamat's life as "grievable
" (Butler, 2009) and thus worthy of witnessing.
Judith Butler, Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable
Renowned philosopher and Berkeley professor Judith Butler wrote on how the images inside the torture center in Abu Ghraib illustrated just how expendable and invisible Iraqi lives were, arguing that there are "certain norms are operative in establishing who is human and entitled to human rights and who is not, whose life, if extinguished, is publicly grievable
and whose life may leave no public trace to grieve."
Frames of war: When life is grievable
. London: Verso.
"Introduction: Precarious Life, Grievable
Life." Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable
And finally, what makes for grievable