Without alarmist or dogmatic emotion, i589 focuses on the process of healing, the power of community support, and the resiliency of the human spirit, by:
PROVIDING a profound understanding of the global prevalence of torture challenges viewers to embark on a thoughtful, constructive civil discourse about the impact of its use;
EDUCATING audiences about the social, political and economic underpinnings that give rise to a culture of human rights abuses;
ENCOURAGING those in healthcare and the legal profession to establish protocols that address the special needs of torture survivors and their families;
ENGENDERING private, public and government support for those who have, and continue to be, subjected to this extreme form of human degradation;
INSPIRING people to use their power to expose torturing states and hold them accountable;
STIMULATING community action, domestically and globally, to end an epidemic of torture and human rights abuses.