John Cusack tells Tavis Smiley that his new film, "Grace is gone", was created after Cusack learned how the Bush Administration was controlling the viewing of coffins coming home from Iraq.

Cusack told Smiley, "I had been looking for a story, a human drama to tell about the iraq conflict. It stemmed from a place of outrage for me when the bush administration banned the photos of the dead coming home." Cusack continued saying, "I thought that's was the most cowardly political acts I've seen in my lifetime. So, I thought, we have to tell the story of one of those coffins coming home, right? It seemed clear that would be a really smart thing to do."

This video is from PBS's Tavis Smiley, broadcast on December 4, 2007.