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By probing the homicide of an innocent taxi driver at the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, Taxi to the Dark Side exposes a worldwide policy of detention and interrogation that condones torture and the abrogation of human rights. This disturbing and often brutal film is the most incisive examination to date of the Bush Administration’s willingness, in its prosecution of the “war on terror”, to undermine the essence of the rule of law. Incorporating rare and never-before-seen images from inside the Bagram, Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons, and interviews with 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 to the soldiers in the field. The film forces us to ask why, in the face of so much evidence of the ineffectiveness of cruelty as a means of obtaining information, the U.S. sought to insist on its use. Has the U.S., by pursuing such ruthless means, compromised their own sense of humanity, their democratic values and their effectiveness as a world leader?

 Winner, Best TV News Documentary, 2008 Golden Nymph Awards

 Winner, Best Documentary Feature, Ojai Film Festival

 Winner, Jury Award, Ojai Film Festival

Winner, Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival

Winner, Best Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival

Winner, Best Documentary, Newport Film Festival

Winner, Documentary Screenplay Award, WGA Awards

Winner, One of the Top Five Documentaries of the Year, National Board of Review

Winner, Peabody Award

Nominee, Best Documentary, Gotham Awards

Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, IDA Awards

Nominee, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary,
DGA Awards