Alex Gibney's Academy Award winning documentary digs deep into the systematised abuse and outright murder of 'enemy combatants' held in American prisons.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2008
Alex Gibney's Academy Award winning documentary digs deep into the systematised abuse and outright murder of "enemy combatants" held in American military prisons. Gibney, director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and producer of the equally compelling No End in Sight, assesses the political mentality that encourages the use of torture by its military interrogators. The eponymous taxi was driven by an innocent Afghan tortured by US soldiers in Bagram. The film traces responsibility for his grueling, pointless death all the way to the top. — BG
"Gibney tightens the screws on the moral bankruptcy of the Bush years. In a crowded field, he has marshalled archive and interview to craft the most lucid, straightforward and damning examination yet of the War on Terror." — Lucy Dylan, Sight & Sound
"If recent American history is ever going to be discussed with the necessary clarity and ethical rigor, this film will be essential." — A.O. Scott, NY Times