Taxi to the Dark Side

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Taxi to the Dark Side is a 2007 documentary film directed by American filmmaker Alex Gibney, and produced by him, Eva Orner and Susannah Shipman. It won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It focuses on the December 2002 killing of an... read more
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Taxi to the Dark Side is a 2007 documentary film directed by American filmmaker Alex Gibney, and produced by him, Eva Orner and Susannah Shipman. It won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It focuses on the December 2002 killing of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, who was beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention and interrogated at the Parwan Detention Facility at Bagram air base. It was part of the Why Democracy? series, which consisted of ten documentary films from around the world questioning and examining contemporary democracy. As part of this series, the documentary was broadcast in over 30 countries from October 8–18, 2007. The BBC showed the film in its Storyville series.

Original Release

04/30/2007

US Release

04/30/2007

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Cast

Brian Keith Allen Soldier - New York Studio Shoot Reenactment
Moazzam Begg Himself - Torture Victim (as Moazzam Beg) / Self - Torture Victim
Christopher Beiring Himself - Captain / Self - Captain
Alex Gibney Narrator (voice) / Narrator
Willie Brand Self - Military Police
George W. Bush Self
Jack Cafferty Self
Brian Cammack Self - Military Police
William Cassara Self - Attorney
Doug Cassel Self - Professor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alex Gibney

Writers

Alex Gibney

Cast

Brian Keith Allen Soldier - New York Studio Shoot Reenactment
Moazzam Begg Himself - Torture Victim (as Moazzam Beg) / Self - Torture Victim
Christopher Beiring Himself - Captain / Self - Captain
Alex Gibney Narrator (voice) / Narrator
Willie Brand Self - Military Police
George W. Bush Self
Jack Cafferty Self
Brian Cammack Self - Military Police
William Cassara Self - Attorney
Doug Cassel Self - Professor
Dick Cheney Self
Jack Cloonan Self - Former FBI Agent
Damien Corsetti Self - Military Interrogator
Thomas Curtis Self - Sergeant: Military Police
Greg D'Agostino Soldier - New York studio shoot reenactment
Ken Davis Self - US Army Sgt.
Lynndie England Self
Tommy Franks Self - General
Carlotta Gall Self - New York Times Reporter
John Galligan Self - Attorney

Producers

Mette Heide Executive Producer
Mette Hoffman Meyer Executive Producer
Sidney Blumenthal Executive Producer
Don Edkins Executive Producer
Don Glascoff Executive Producer
Robert Johnson Executive Producer
Jedd Wider Executive Producer
Todd Wider Executive Producer
Alex Gibney Producer
Eva Orner Producer
Susannah Shipman Producer
Hans Robert Eisenhauer Producer
Blair Foster Producer
Sloane Klevin Producer
Martin Fisher Producer
Jannat Gargi Producer

Editors

Sloane Klevin

2008 Oscar Best Documentary, Features Won
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