Taxi to the Dark
Must Watch Award-Winning Documentary
The film documents how Rumsfeld, together with the White House
legal team, were able to convince Congress to approve the use of
torture against prisoners of war. Taxi to the Dark Side is the
definitive exploration of the introduction of torture as an
interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played
by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process.
Over one hundred prisoners have
died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the "war
on terror". Taxi to the Dark Side takes an in-depth look at one
case: an Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar who was considered an
honest and kind man by the people of his rustic village. So when
he was detained by the U.S military one afternoon, after picking
up three passengers, denizens wondered why this man was randomly
chosen to be held in prison, and, especially, without trial?
Five days after his arrest Dilawar died in his Bagram prison
cell. His death came within a week of another death of a
detainee at Bagram. The conclusion, with autopsy evidence, was
that the former taxi driver and the detainee who passed away
before him, had died due to sustained injuries inflicted at the
prison by U.S. soldiers.
The documentary, by award-winning producer Alex Gibney,
carefully develops the last weeks of Dilawar’s life and shows
how decisions taken at the pinnacle of power in the Bush
Administration led directly to Dilawar’s brutal death.
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