Taxi to The Dark Side

Synopsis /

Winner of the Academy Award for best documentary feature, Taxi to the Dark Side is a gripping investigation into the reckless abuse of power by the Bush Administration. A documentary murder mystery that examines the death of an Afghan taxi driver at Bagram Air Base, the film 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. The film asks and answers a key question: what happens when a few men use the wartime powers of the executive to undermine the very principles on which the United States was founded?

Director /

  • Alex Gibney

Writer /

  • Alex Gibney

Producers /

  • Alex Gibney
  • Eva Orner
  • Susannah Shipman

Executive Producers /

  • Don Glascoff
  • Robert Johnson
  • Sidney Blumenthal
  • Jedd Wider
  • Todd Wider

Cinematography /

  • Maryse Alberti
  • Greg Andracke

Editor /

  • Sloane Klevin