Dilawar

Oscar Winner for Best Documentary: Taxi to the Dark Side

For those who watched the Oscars Sunday night, finally something of substance surfaced that is worthy of mention. The documentary titled: Taxi to the Dark Side, was hands down the winner.

"A harrowing film throwing the spotlight on US interrogation techniques at military facilities won the Oscars best documentary prize here Sunday.

Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Dark Side" investigates the death in custody of a Afghan taxi-driver, Dilawar, at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in 2002.

An investigation into the death later found Dilawar had been repeatedly kicked and punched and was chained to the ceiling of his cell for days.

Gibney, who also produced hit documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room", said in his acceptance speech that his wife had wanted him to make a romantic comedy.