Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary. "On Dec. 5, 2002, the young Afghani taxi driver gave a ride to four men. Afghani forces stopped the car at a roadblock, detained Dilawar and his passengers and turned them over to the Americans, citing suspicious material they claim to have found in the trunk.
They were taken to a hellhole called Bagram prison. Dilawar, who U.S. command later determined was innocent of any crime or intent, was hooded, handcuffed, chained to the ceiling, and beaten so severely that his legs would have had to have been amputated had he lived.
He didn't. He was dead in five days.
'Taxi to the Dark Side' is a methodically constructed, step-by-step detailing of how the Bush administration's policy of condoning torture trickled Ė flowed, really; poured Ė down the chain of command to inundate the largely untrained troops in the field, or, more to the point, in the detention centers."
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