Taxi to the Dark Side: screening at Frontline Club, discussion with Andy Worthington and Moazzam Begg

1.6.08

Taxi to the Dark SideOn Monday June 9, the Frontline Club, the excellent journalists’ club in west London, is screening Taxi to the Dark Side, Alex Gibney’s Academy Award-winning documentary about the “War on Terror,” which tackles the post-9/11 flight from domestic and international law — and the endorsement of torture as official policy from Guantánamo to Abu Ghraib — by focusing on the story of Dilawar, an innocent Afghan taxi driver who was murdered by US soldiers in December 2002 at the US-run prison at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. This is an extraordinary film, which is particularly powerful in the interviews with many of the soldiers who were working at Bagram when Dilawar was killed.

The screening coincides with the release of Taxi to the Dark Side on DVD, and Moazzam Begg (released Guantánamo prisoner, author of Enemy Combatant and spokesman for Cageprisoners) and I have been asked along to discuss Bagram, Guantánamo and the “War on Terror” after the screening.

The Frontline Club is at 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ. The event starts at 7.30 pm and costs £5. To book tickets, please click here.

Andy is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK). To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed, and see here for my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, published in March 2009.

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