Item Details

Taxi to the Dark Side [videorecording]

a film by Alex Gibney ; Jigsaw Productions presents ; in association with Tall Woods and Wider Film Projects ; written & directed by Alex Gibney ; produced by Alex Gibney, Eva Orner, Susannah Shipman ; produced in association with the Discovery Channel ; Xray Productions
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Investigates the torture and killing of an innocent Afghani taxi driver in a gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power. This stunningly crafted narrative demonstrates how one man's life and death symbolizes the erosion of our civil rights.
Director
Alex Gibney
Release Date
2007
Run Time
106 min.
Language
English and Pashto with English subtitles; with optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles
Rating
MPAA rating: R
Notes
  • Videodisc release of the 2007 documentary production.
  • Released theatrically by ThinkFilm.
  • Special features: commentary by director Alex Gibney; Frank Gibney interview; outtakes; Alex Gibney on PBS Now; Robert Scheer interviews; Alex Gibney on Link TV; trailer.
Awards Note
Academy Awards, 2008: Best Documentary, Features.
Edition
Widescreen
Credits
Editor, Sloane Klevin ; cinematography by Maryse Alberti, Greg Andracke ; music, Ivor Guest, Robert Logan ; narrator, Alex Gibney.
Published
[Chatsworth, CA] : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2008]
Publisher no.
TF4940DVD Image Entertainment
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Technical Details
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