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The award for Best Documentary Feature was given to “Taxi To The Dark Side” at the 80th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24. Director Alex Gibney used the story of an Afghan taxi driver beaten to death while in U.S. military custody to examine the torture practices of U.S. forces and the U.S. Government in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.

Interviews with New York Times reporters Tim Golden, Class of 1996, and Carlotta Gall — who were first the first to investigate the death — are featured in the film.

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