OSCAR WINNER

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Alex Gibney is an Oscar winner!  The man is a friend, an inspiration, and a soulful warrior. His films are completely dedicated to telling the truth.

TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

Here’s the LA Times:

‘Taxi to the Dark Side’: A look at torture

“Taxi to the Dark Side” provides the night’s most overtly political commentary.
By Mark Olsen
February 25, 2008Winner for outstanding documentary feature, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” a painfully clear-eyed look at the United States policy on torture in Afghanistan and Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, provided the night’s most overtly political commentary — Jon Stewart’s monologue notwithstanding.Directed by Alex Gibney and produced by Gibney and Eva Orner, the film features photographs and video footage from Abu Ghraib prison, as well as interviews with military personnel.In accepting the award, Gibney said, “Here’s to all doc filmmakers,” and then went on to dedicate the award to Dilawar, the Afghan cab driver whose death provides the film with its throughline and title, and to his own late father, a former Navy interrogator, noting “his fury about what was being done to the rule of law.”

“Taxi to the Dark Side” was one of three nominees that touched on the war in Iraq, but Gibney’s feature was the one that beat out the sizable cult of celebrity around filmmaker Michael Moore, a nominee for his look at the American healthcare system, “Sicko.”Gibney was also an executive producer of the nominated feature-length documentary “No End in Sight.”

“Taxi to the Dark Side” was originally scheduled to be broadcast on television by the Discovery Channel, but was recently picked up by HBO when Discovery made it clear they would not show the film this year. Gibney very much wanted the film on television prior to the November elections.

Gibney concluded his acceptance speech by saying, “Let’s hope we can turn this country around, move away from the dark side and back to the light.”

ALEX GIBNEY:  http://www.jigsawprods.com/

Anne DeBevoise & husband Alex at the big show:

  

http://blog.mydamnchannel.com/2008/01/28/doc-king/

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One Response to “OSCAR WINNER”

  1. It’s pretty awesome. And his new film Gonzo isn’t bad either, really. Just saw that at a festival the other night.

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