Oscar Winning "Tax to the Darkside " exposes NeoCon's brutal war crimes

Wednesday February 27, 2008
Australian Oscar winning filmmaker Eva Orner slams NeoCon war criminals on the Alex Jones Show and talks about her journey making "Taxi to the Darkside"
(complete interview clip - 3 Meg - 18 Minutes)

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"Taxi To The Dark Side" - Trailer

This documentary murder mystery examines the death of an Afghan taxi driver at Bagram Air Base from injuries inflicted by U.S. soldiers. In an unflinching look at the Bush administration's policy on torture, the filmmaker behind Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room takes us from a village in Afghanistan to Guantanamo and straight to the White House. In English and Pashtu.

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“Taxi to the Dark Side”: Exposé on US Abuses in “War on Terror” Wins Oscar for Best Documentary
(Democracy Now)

Alex Gibney joins us to talk about his Academy Award win for his documentary Taxi to the Dark Side. The film investigates some of the most egregious abuses associated with the so-called “war on terror.” [includes rush transcript]

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HBO snatches up Dark Side
(National Post)

HBO has acquired Alex Gibney's Oscar-nominated documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, which probes the death of an innocent taxi driver at the hands of U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan.

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Documentary | ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’
(Kansas City Star)

The easy choice for Oscar voters would have been “War Dance” (opening in Kansas City Friday), the warmest, fuzziest and least controversial of these titles.

Instead it went to Alex Gibney’s “Taxi to the Dark Side,” a lacerating indictment of the Bush administration, saying torture has been quietly incorporated into American foreign policy. The film is scheduled to open in Kansas City on March 14 and will be shown next weekend at the True/False Documentary Film Festival in Columbia, Mo.

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HBO Agrees To Air ‘Taxi To The Dark Side’ After Discovery Drops It For Being Too ‘Controversial’
(Think Progress)

Taxi to the Dark Side, a documentary about an innocent Afghan taxi driver tortured to death by U.S. officials at Bagram Air Base, has received wide critical acclaim since its debut in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. The New York Times’s A.O. Scott said, “If recent American history is ever going to be discussed with the necessary clarity and ethical rigor, this film will be essential.”

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Australian wins documentary Oscar
(The Age)

Australian filmmaker Eva Orner has continued the run of upsets at the 80th Annual Academy Awards with a surprise win for her documentary feature.
The New York-based Orner, 38, originally from Melbourne, produced the documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, a film critical of the US war on terrorism.

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Oscars tribute to torture victim
(BBC)

Tributes have been paid at the Oscars award ceremony in Hollywood to a young Afghan taxi driver who died in US military detention.
The American director, Alex Gibney, who won Best Documentary for Taxi to the Dark Side, dedicated his film to the 22-year-old driver, Dilawar.

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"Taxi to the Dark Side": How Did America Become a Country That Tortures?
(AlterNet)

In December 2002, a 22-year-old Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar was picked up and delivered to the Bagram Air Force Base prison. Five days later, he was dead. Sgt. Thomas Curtis, one of the Military Police at Bagram, remembers, "There was definitely a sense of concern because he was the second one. You wonder, was it something we did?"

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Taxi to the Dark Side
(St. Louis Post Dispatch)

You may never see a more challenging film than "Taxi to the Dark Side." Nominated for an Academy Award as best documentary feature, it makes a frighteningly persuasive case that the soldiers who beat and murdered an Afghan taxi driver were instructed by leaders who have perverted our national values.

Even after six years of war, when journalists invoke the words "Abu Ghraib" or "Guantanamo," they're accused of hating America and aiding the terrorists. Yet no one who sees the torture that was meted out to a young man named Dilawar could offer a sane defense of it.

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'Taxi to the Darkside' journeys into a new heart of darkness
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

"When you look at people as less than human, you find yourself doing unthinkable things," rationalizes Army Spc. Damien Corsetti, one of six interrogators who confessed to the torture/murder of Dilawar, an innocent taxi driver, during his detainment in 2002 at the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.

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