Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back To The Light

This Year's Academy Award for Best Documentary went to Taxi To The Dark Side by Alex Gibney. The film presents an in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver named Dilawar. Dilawar was beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention at the Bagram Air Base.

In receiving his Oscar, Alex Gibney said:

"This is dedicated to two people who are no longer with us, Dilawar, the young Afghan taxi driver, and my father, a navy interrogator who urged me to make this film because of his fury about what was being done to the rule of law. Let's hope we can turn this country around, move away from the dark side and back to the light."

Thank you Mr. Gibney for doing your part to do just that.

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