Taxi to the Dark Side

Taxi to the Dark Side

Director: Alex Gibney Cast: Moazzam Begg, Willie Brand, Jack Cloonan
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Taxi to the Dark Side

From the producer of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Who Killed the Electric Car? comes a documentary that takes a critical look at the Bush administration's policy on torture by investigating the death of an Afghan taxi driver who, after being taken into the custody of American soldiers at Bagram Air Force Base, suffered fatal injuries at the hands of U.S. soldiers. In 2002, American soldiers accused an Afghan taxi driver of taking part in a deadly rocket attack. Five days after being handed over to the U.S. military for questioning, the man was found dead -- the victim of a brutal bout of torture and abuse according to the medical examiner who inspected his body. The examiner concluded that the taxi driver's hands had been bound to the ceiling, forcing him to stand for hours on end as his assailants repeatedly -- and relentlessly -- kicked him. Compelled to finally unearth the truth about the mysterious fate of the deceased taxi driver, filmmaker Alex Gibney takes viewers on an illuminating journey from a tiny Afghani village to Guantanamo Bay to Abu Ghraib, and ultimately the White House, to explore why the man who turned up in the morgue wasn't the only victim to fall prey to the Bush administration's controversial foreign policy. By examining the sad fate of the wrongly accused, the toll that the War on Terror has taken on an exhausted United States military, and Justice Department official John Yoo's internal memo concerning interrogation techniques, the filmmakers behind Taxi to the Dark Side encourage viewers to weigh out the issues for themselves, and never accept what's told to them on face value. The film won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 80th Annual Academy Awards.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0031398101475
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Vidmark / Trimark

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Moazzam Begg Participant
Willie Brand Participant
Jack Cloonan Participant
Damien Corsetti Participant
Ken Davis Participant
Carlotta Gall Participant
Tim Golden Participant
Scott Horton Participant
Tony Lagouranis Participant
Carl Levin Participant
Alfred McCoy Participant
Alberto Mora Participant
Anthony Morden Participant
Glendale Walls Participant
Lawrence Wilkerson Participant
Tim Wilner Participant
John Yoo Participant
Alex Gibney Narrator

Technical Credits
Alex Gibney Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Greg Andracke Cinematographer
Felix Andrew Sound/Sound Designer
Sidney Blumenthal Executive Producer
Margaret Crimmins Sound/Sound Designer
Marty Fisher Co-producer
Blair Foster Co-producer
Don Glascoff Executive Producer
Ivor Guest Score Composer
Robert M. Johnson Executive Producer
Sloane Klevin Co-producer,Editor
Eva Omer Producer
Eva Orner Producer
Susannah Shipman Producer
Greg Smith Sound/Sound Designer
Todd Wider Executive Producer
Jedd Wider Executive Producer

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