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Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)


Directed by Alex Gibney
105 minutes, USA
Non-Fiction

Description:

The death of an Afghani taxi driver in US military custody is at the center of this disturbing documentary about the Bush administration?s policy on detainee interrogation techniques?what Gibney and others call torture. Five days after taxi-driver Dilawar was turned over to US military detention he was found dead. A medical examiner confirmed that he had been standing for hours with his hands secured to the ceiling, kicked to a ?pulp.?

IMDB Link:

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0854678/

Awards (n=4):


Chicago International Film Festival (2007)Newport International Film Festival (2007)Tribeca Film Festival (2007)Academy Awards (2008)

FESTIVAL HISTORY: n=11

  1. Chicago International Film Festival (2007)
     
  2. Cucalorus (2007)
     
  3. Hamptons International Film Festival (2007)
     
  4. Newport International Film Festival (2007)
     
  5. SilverDocs (2007)
     
  6. Tribeca Film Festival (2007)
     
  7. Vancouver International Film Festival (2007)
     
  8. Academy Awards (2008)
     
  9. Ashland Independent Film Festival (2008)
     
  10. Palm Springs International Film Festival (2008)
     
  11. True/False (2008)
     

PEER FILMS: n=68
(films that share at least 3 festivals)

  1. Freeheld (6 festivals)
  2. War/Dance (6 festivals)
  3. We Are Together (6 festivals)
  4. Nomads TX (5 festivals)
  5. Please Vote For Me (5 festivals)
  6. Salim Baba (5 festivals)
  7. Sari's Mother (5 festivals)
  8. Shotgun Stories (5 festivals)
  9. A Son's Sacrifice (4 festivals)
  10. A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (4 festivals)
  11. Autism: The Musical (4 festivals)
  12. Beaufort (4 festivals)
  13. Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (4 festivals)
  14. Dear Lemon Lima (4 festivals)
  15. I Just Wanted To Be Somebody (4 festivals)
  16. I Met the Walrus (4 festivals)
  17. I Want To Be A Pilot (4 festivals)
  18. Nanking (4 festivals)
  19. No End in Sight (4 festivals)
  20. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (4 festivals)
  21. The First Saturday in May (4 festivals)
  22. The Great World of Sound (4 festivals)
  23. The Savages (4 festivals)
  24. Two Embraces (4 festivals)
  25. 4 Elements (3 festivals)
  26. 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days (3 festivals)
  27. Anita O'Day The Life of a Jazz Singer (3 festivals)
  28. Armin (3 festivals)
  29. Audience of One (3 festivals)
  30. August Rush (3 festivals)
  31. Banished (3 festivals)
  32. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (3 festivals)
  33. Caramel (3 festivals)
  34. Control (3 festivals)
  35. Cough Drop (3 festivals)
  36. Dorme (3 festivals)
  37. Everything Will Be OK (3 festivals)
  38. Garbage Warrior (3 festivals)
  39. Getting Home (3 festivals)
  40. Heartbeat Detector (3 festivals)
  41. In Memory Of Myself (3 festivals)
  42. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (3 festivals)
  43. In The Shadow of the Moon (3 festivals)
  44. Kurt Cobain About A Son (3 festivals)
  45. La Corona (3 festivals)
  46. Madame Tutli-Putli (3 festivals)
  47. NYC Weights and Measures (3 festivals)
  48. One Hundred Nails (3 festivals)
  49. Persepolis (3 festivals)
  50. Ploy (3 festivals)
  51. Sand Dancer (3 festivals)
  52. Savior's Square (3 festivals)
  53. Scott Walker - 30 Century Man (3 festivals)
  54. Shuteye Hotel (3 festivals)
  55. Soldiers of Conscience (3 festivals)
  56. The Counterfeiters (3 festivals)
  57. The Devil Came on Horseback (3 festivals)
  58. The Duchess of Langeais (3 festivals)
  59. The Gates (3 festivals)
  60. The Guarantee (3 festivals)
  61. The Man From London (3 festivals)
  62. The Truth about Tooth (3 festivals)
  63. The Walker (3 festivals)
  64. Times and Winds (3 festivals)
  65. Tuya's Marriage (3 festivals)
  66. Vivere (3 festivals)
  67. Weirdsville (3 festivals)
  68. You, the Living (3 festivals)