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Extra Credit 2 GLOBAL

Extra Credit 2 GLOBAL - Wylie Lawren Global Studies 2Extra...

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Wylie, Lawren Global Studies 2—Extra Credit. TA: Caroline Le, Wednesday 7-7:50 PM Taxi to the Dark Side As I attended this film as an extra credit opportunity for Global Studies, I decided to view the film with a high sensitivity as to how the film could relate to the global and international themes of the Global Studies 2 course. I took into consideration prior to viewing the film that the film was being shown at The Human Rights Festival—which cued me to expect a dissertation of sorts upon human rights, perhaps presented via a case study of national or international concern. The film proved to be a shocking and horrifying insight onto an international human rights violation—a violation in which the United States is the guilty party. Hosted by the Human Rights Festival, Alex Gibney’s film Taxi to the Dark Side shed light upon modern U.S. military protocol in the treatment of Prisoners of War (P.O.W.). In utilizing video clips, filmed interviews, and voice records, Gibney wove a horrifying yet unbiased tale that told of the murder of the P.O.W. named Dilawar. Apparently, the P.O.W.
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