Taxi to the Dark Side
Director: Alex Gibney. Documentary. Critical exploration of U.S. detainment policies and torture practices after September 11, 2001, working from the case study of an Afghani taxi driver who was tortured and killed over a five-day period in 2002 at the Bagram military prison. Interview subjects include Pfc. Thomas Curtis, Pfc. Damien Corsetti, Spc. Glendale Walls, Capt. Tony Lagouranis, Rear Adm. John Hutson (Ret.), Brig. Gen. Jay Hood, Carlotta Gall, John Yoo, Moazzam Begg, Alberto Mora, Alfred McCoy. Screenplay: Alex Gibney.

Photo © 2007 ThinkFilm/Jigsaw Productions
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Documentary Screenplay
Chicago Film Festival (2007): Best Documentary Feature

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