Director: Alex Gibney
This Academy Award-winning documentary feature presents the "dark side" of the America's all-out war against terrorists. It centers on the death of an Afghan taxi driver, who was abducted by American soldiers on suspicion of having taken part in a rocket attack that killed some American soldiers. From this, the film tries to uncover a culture of torture (in trying to extract information from suspected terrorists) that may or may not have been directed by high-ranking authorities in the military.
The documentary is brilliantly essayed despite that it is sad and depressing. It suggests it's up for the audience to decide on whether to accept what's presented to them at face value or not. It leaves questions, which makes this film a sort of mystery-type.
Date seen: February 23, 2014