Merită venit la Casa TIFF azi, de la ora 19.00, la excelentul documentar Taxi to the Dark Side realizat de Alex Gibney sau la alte proiecții de film documentar dedicate democraţiei şi drepturilor omului, organizate de Centrul Rațiu pentru Democrație până la sfârșitul lunii aprilie. Alex Gibney investighează, asemenea altor jurnaliști remarcabili ca John Pilger sau Martha Gellhorn, atrocitățile și torturile comise de armata de ocupație americană din Afganistan și Irak arătând hainele goale ale împăratului în noile colonii ale vestului. Voi modera dezbaterea de după proiecția filmului alături de Cosmin Marian, cadru didactic la Științe Politice în UBB, discuție care merită dusă dincolo de torturi, la legitimitatea prezenței trupelor americane și a aliaților lor, așa cum este România, în aceste teritorii ocupate.
Over one hundred prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the „war on terror”. Taxi to the Dark Side takes an in-depth look at one case: an Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar who was considered an honest and kind man by the people of his rustic village. So when he was detained by the U.S military one afternoon, after picking up three passengers, denizens wondered why this man was randomly chosen to be held in prison, and, especially, without trial? Five days after his arrest Dilawar died in his Bagram prison cell. His death came within a week of another death of a detainee at Bagram. The conclusion, with autopsy evidence, was that the former taxi driver and the detainee who passed away before him, had died due to sustained injuries inflicted at the prison by U.S. soldiers. The documentary, by award-winning producer Alex Gibney, carefully develops the last weeks of Dilawar’s life and shows how decisions taken at the pinnacle of power in the Bush Administration led directly to Dilawar’s brutal death. The film documents how Rumsfeld, together with the White House legal team, were able to convince Congress to approve the use of torture against prisoners of war. Taxi to the Dark Side is the definitive exploration of 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.
1.04 – Bloody Cartoons
8.04 – Taxi to the dark side
15.04 – Egypt, we are watching you
22.04 – For God, Tsar and Fatherland
29.04 – Please Vote for Me
28.03 – Scurtmetraje (2h)
4.04 – Dinner with the president (1h)
11.04 – In Search of Gandhi (1h)
18.04 – Iron Ladies of Liberia (1h)
25.04 – Looking for the Revolution (1h)
Filmele rulează în limba engleză. Intrarea liberă