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Thursday, February 7, 2008


Taxi To The Dark Side is a gripping investigation into the reckless abuse of power by the Bush Administration. By probing the homicide of an innocent taxi driver at the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, the film exposes a worldwide policy of detention and interrogation that condes torture and the abrogation of human rights.

Incorporating rare and never-before-seen images from inside the Bagram, Abu Ghraid and Guantanamo Bay prisons, and interviews with former government officials such as John Yoo, Alberto Mora and Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, interrogators, prison guards, New York Times reporters Tim Golden and Carlotta Gall and the families of tortured prisoners, the film dissects the progression of the Administration's policy on torture from the secret role of key administration figures, such as Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales and others to the soldiers in the field.

In the face of thousands of prisoners passing through the system, an astonishing number of admitted homicides, and a hastily drafted law - the Military Commissions Act - that grants immunity to government officials for crimes against humanity while denying the fundamental right of habeas corpus to others, "Taxi to the Dark Side" forces us to ask why, in the face of so much evidencem, we sought to insist on its use? Have we, by pursuing such ruthless means, lost the moral high ground in the war on terror and made ourselves less safe? Even more important, have we compromised our own sense of humanity, our democratic values, and our effectiveness as a world leader?

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