The Resource Taxi to the dark side, a film by Alex Gibney ; Th!nkFilm ; Jigsaw Productions presents ; in association with Tall Woods, LLC and Wider Film Projects ; written & directed by Alex Gibney ; produced by Alex Gibney, Eva Orner, Susannah Shipman ; executive producers, Don Glascoff, Robert Johnson, Sidney Blumenthal, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider ; produced in association with the Discovery Channel ; X-Ray Productions

Taxi to the dark side, a film by Alex Gibney ; Th!nkFilm ; Jigsaw Productions presents ; in association with Tall Woods, LLC and Wider Film Projects ; written & directed by Alex Gibney ; produced by Alex Gibney, Eva Orner, Susannah Shipman ; executive producers, Don Glascoff, Robert Johnson, Sidney Blumenthal, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider ; produced in association with the Discovery Channel ; X-Ray Productions

Label
Taxi to the dark side
Title
Taxi to the dark side
Statement of responsibility
a film by Alex Gibney ; Th!nkFilm ; Jigsaw Productions presents ; in association with Tall Woods, LLC and Wider Film Projects ; written & directed by Alex Gibney ; produced by Alex Gibney, Eva Orner, Susannah Shipman ; executive producers, Don Glascoff, Robert Johnson, Sidney Blumenthal, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider ; produced in association with the Discovery Channel ; X-Ray Productions
Contributor
Broadcaster
Cinematographer
Composer
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Narrator
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, 2007.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Sloane Klevin ; cinematography, Maryse Alberti, Greg Andracke ; original music by Ivor Guest, Robert Logan ; additional music by Mario Grigorov
Dewey number
  • 363.320973
  • 363.32
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; disturbing images, and content involving torture and graphic nudity
Language note
Predominantly in English; some dialogue in Pashto with English subtitles; optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the hearing-impaired; closed-captioned
LC call number
HV6432.7
LC item number
.T39 2008
PerformerNote
Narrated by Alex Gibney
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gibney, Alex
  • Orner, Eva
  • Shipman, Susannah
  • Glascoff, Don
  • Johnson, Robert
  • Blumenthal, Sidney
  • Wider, Jedd
  • Wider, Todd M.
  • Klevin, Sloane
  • Alberti, Maryse
  • Andracke, Gregory
  • Guest, Ivor
  • Logan, Robert
  • Grigorov, Mario
  • Thinkfilm (Firm)
  • Jigsaw Productions
  • Tall Woods (Firm)
  • Wider Film Projects
  • Discovery Channel (Firm)
  • X-Ray Productions
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
106
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dilawar
  • Dilawar
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Torture victims
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Guerra contra el terrorismo
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Torture victims
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Taxi to the dark side, a film by Alex Gibney ; Th!nkFilm ; Jigsaw Productions presents ; in association with Tall Woods, LLC and Wider Film Projects ; written & directed by Alex Gibney ; produced by Alex Gibney, Eva Orner, Susannah Shipman ; executive producers, Don Glascoff, Robert Johnson, Sidney Blumenthal, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider ; produced in association with the Discovery Channel ; X-Ray Productions
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Commentary with director Alex Gibney; Frank Gibney interview (16 min.); Outtakes (22 min.): SERE school, Tony Lagouranis and Carlotta Gall, www.restraintchair.com, Binyam Mohammad story, Jimmy Carter on the subject of torture; Alex Gibney on PBS Now (18 min.); Robert Scheer interviews Alex Gibney on Link TV (14 min.); Taxi to the dark side trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version -- Commentary by director Alex Gibney -- Outtakes -- Extended interviews -- Trailer -- Language: English 5.1 surround ; English 2.0 stereo -- Subtitles: English, Spanish
Control code
ocn229179766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381494020
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
TF4940DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)229179766
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; widescreen 16:9 (1.78:1) presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Taxi to the dark side, a film by Alex Gibney ; Th!nkFilm ; Jigsaw Productions presents ; in association with Tall Woods, LLC and Wider Film Projects ; written & directed by Alex Gibney ; produced by Alex Gibney, Eva Orner, Susannah Shipman ; executive producers, Don Glascoff, Robert Johnson, Sidney Blumenthal, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider ; produced in association with the Discovery Channel ; X-Ray Productions
Link
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Commentary with director Alex Gibney; Frank Gibney interview (16 min.); Outtakes (22 min.): SERE school, Tony Lagouranis and Carlotta Gall, www.restraintchair.com, Binyam Mohammad story, Jimmy Carter on the subject of torture; Alex Gibney on PBS Now (18 min.); Robert Scheer interviews Alex Gibney on Link TV (14 min.); Taxi to the dark side trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version -- Commentary by director Alex Gibney -- Outtakes -- Extended interviews -- Trailer -- Language: English 5.1 surround ; English 2.0 stereo -- Subtitles: English, Spanish
Control code
ocn229179766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381494020
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
TF4940DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)229179766
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; widescreen 16:9 (1.78:1) presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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