January 11, 2008

Taxi to the Dark Side

Taxi to the Dark Side SynopsisA stunning inquiry into the suspicious death of an Afghani taxi driver at Bagram air base in 2002, the film is a fastidiously assembled, uncommonly well-researched examination of how an innocent civilian was apprehended, imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately murdered by the greatest democracy on earth.

Intermingling documents and records of the incident with candid testimony from eyewitnesses and participants, the film uncovers an inescapable link between the tragic incidents that unfolded in Bagram and the policies made at the very highest level of the United States government in Washington, D.C. Combining the cool detachment of a forensic expert with the heated indignation of a proud American who holds his country to a high standard, Gibney's film reveals how the Bush administration has systematically betrayed the very ideals it professes to uphold.

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Release Date: January 18, 2008
Genre: Documentary, Politics, Religion and War
Running Time: 106 min.
Distributor(s): ThinkFilm
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images, and content involving torture and graphic nudity.

Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney - Screenplay

Todd Wider - Executive Producer
Jedd Wider - Executive Producer
Don Glascoff - Executive Producer
Sidney Blumenthal - Executive Producer
Susannah Shipman (II) - Producer
Alex Gibney - Producer
Eva Orner - Producer
Sloane Klevin - Co-Producer
Marty Fisher - Co-Producer

Movie Casts:
Alex Gibney - Narrator (voice)
Brian Keith Allen - U.S. War Soldier
Moazzam Begg - Himself - Torture victim (as Moazzam Beg)
Willie Brand - Himself - Military police
George W. Bush - Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney - Himself (archive footage)
Jack Cloonan - Himself - former FBI agent
Corsetti - Himself - Military interrogator
Thomas Curtis - Himself - Sergeant, military police
Greg D'Agostino - Soldier
Carlotta Gall - Herself, New York Times reporter
Tim Golden - Himself - New York Times reporter
Gita Gutierrez - Herself - Attorney
Scott Horton - Himself - President of the International League for Human Rights
John Hutson - Himself - Rear admiral, retired
Maan Kaassamani - Detainee
Eric Lahammer - Himself - Military interrogator
Carl Levin - Himself - Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee
Alfred W. McCoy - Himself - Professor of political history
Alberto J. Mora - Himself - General Counsel of the US Navy, retired
Anthony Morden - Himself - Sergeant, military police
Karyn Plonsky - Soldier
Clive Stafford Smith - Himself, lawyer
Lawrence Wilkerson - Himself - US Army colonel, retired
Tom Wilner - Himself - Attorney
John Yoo - Himself - US Department of Justice

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