Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Taxi to the Dark Side, directed by Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), won the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. 

The film focuses on the murder of Dilawar, an Afghani taxi driver, who was beaten to death by American soldiers in December 2002 at Bagram Air Base. His death is seen as a precursor to the events at Abu Ghraib in 2003. It is a powerful examination of the United States’ policy on torture and the American justice system.

Taxi to the Dark Side is a gripping and insightful documentary. At times it can be hard to get through but it’s completely worth seeing.

Here is A.O. Scott’s review of Taxi to the Dark Side and the trailer is below.

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