glob ec 1 - Leah Brown Global 2 Kathryn F 2-3 Extra Credit...

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Leah Brown Global 2 Kathryn F 2-3 Extra Credit Taxi to the Dark Side The Human Rights Festival hosted many films including Taxi to the Dark Side which portrayed the American military’s treatment of POWs. Alex Gibney illustrated the conduct of the prisoners against their captives through clips, interviews, and direct records which allowed for an unbiased opinion while conveying the specific death of a prisoner named Dilawar. His death was caused by multiple beatings to the legs, which was allowed by the government in order to extract information as well as “stress positions” that were uncomfortable ways of arranging people that did not allow them to sleep. The film effectively shows the shortcomings of the Bush administration through the use of interviews, clips of political figures speaking, recreations, on location filming, and recording of official documents. A huge part of what makes Taxi to the Dark Side such an effective documentary is its credibility. Gibney provides objective material that is difficult to question. All of the
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2009 for the course GLOBAL STU 2 taught by Professor Appelbaum during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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