In US political reality, the eyes (shown in a shattering closeup) are a voiceless witness and the lost conscience.
In the very little seen, uncompromising war drama Casualties of War, we are reminded that we don’t want to see the truth. In the rape scene, we see only what the powerless character sees through the rain. He sees what the barbaric hands of power really do. And he is society’s only witness, but his hands are tied.