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Taxi to the dark side

Author: Alex GibneyEva OrnerSusannah ShipmanDon GlascoffRobert JohnsonAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation into 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. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biography
Named Person: Dilawar
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Gibney; Eva Orner; Susannah Shipman; Don Glascoff; Robert Johnson; Sidney Blumenthal; Jedd Wider; Todd M Wider; Sloane Klevin; Maryse Alberti; Gregory Andracke; Ivor Guest; Robert Logan; Mario Grigorov; Thinkfilm (Firm); Jigsaw Productions.; Tall Woods (Firm); Wider Film Projects.; Discovery Channel (Firm); X-Ray Productions.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 229179766
Language Note: Predominantly in English; some dialogue in Pashto with English subtitles; optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the hearing-impaired; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Commentary with director Alex Gibney; Frank Gibney interview (16 min.); Outtakes (22 min.): SERE school, Tony Lagouranis and Carlotta Gall, www.restraintchair.com, Binyam Mohammad story, Jimmy Carter on the subject of torture; Alex Gibney on PBS Now (18 min.); Robert Scheer interviews Alex Gibney on Link TV (14 min.); Taxi to the dark side trailer (2 min.).
Credits: Editor, Sloane Klevin ; cinematography, Maryse Alberti, Greg Andracke ; original music by Ivor Guest, Robert Logan ; additional music by Mario Grigorov.
Performer(s): Narrated by Alex Gibney.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, 2007.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; disturbing images, and content involving torture and graphic nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen version --
Commentary by director Alex Gibney --
Outtakes --
Extended interviews --
Trailer --
Language: English 5.1 surround ; English 2.0 stereo --
Subtitles: English, Spanish.
Responsibility: a film by Alex Gibney ; Th!nkFilm ; Jigsaw Productions presents ; in association with Tall Woods, LLC and Wider Film Projects ; written & directed by Alex Gibney ; produced by Alex Gibney, Eva Orner, Susannah Shipman ; executive producers, Don Glascoff, Robert Johnson, Sidney Blumenthal, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider ; produced in association with the Discovery Channel ; X-Ray Productions.
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An investigation into 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. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later.

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Taxi To The Dark Side

(EMRO user published 2009-01-30 ) Very Good Permalink
Is it ever right to lower standards of conduct simply because the enemy has failed to observe fair standards of war? Since 9-11, the Bush administration has faced charges of use of government-sanctioned torture of suspected terrorists. Some have called this “terrorism to combat terrorism”. It...
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