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Taxi to the Darkside

When the Bush Administration approved of the use of torture in its War on Terror, people lower down the chain of command had to actually administer the brutalizing treatments to other human beings. Taxi to the Darkside includes both the story of one of the innocents killed, an Afghan Taxi driver named Dilawar, and the soldiers who did it and were then tried and convicted of carrying out what they understood to be their mission. Since Alex Gibney's film won the 2008 Academy Award for documentary, it's been reported that top Bush Administration officials met in the White House to discuss, choreograph and approve specific interrogation techniques. Some of the soldiers in the film say they requested but never received guidelines or limits, although they were pressured to 'get information." The film follows the new interrogation approach from its initial application at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to detention centers in Afghanistan and Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. While top officials have been legally shielded from any consequences, the scars and destruction elsewhere won't disappear so neatly. The film pursues the difficult question of where the torture policies lead. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. — Will Coviello

7 p.m. Tue.-Thu., May 6-15

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;


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