WASHINGTON – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, will hold a public screening of the film, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” on Tuesday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m. in room HC-8 of the U.S. Capitol.
The film, directed by Alex Gibney, won the 2008 Oscar for “Best Documentary Feature.” Taxi to the Dark Side is the profoundly disturbing and tragic story of Dilawar, a 22-year-old Afghan taxi driver and father of two, who was falsely accused of a rocket attack against U.S. forces in 2002, detained at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, tortured, and ultimately murdered. Dilawar died alone and humiliated, shackled by his wrists to the ceiling of his cell.
The film has only been shown in a limited number of theaters and has not yet been aired on television or released for rent.
WHO: U.S. Helsinki Commission (Co-Chairmen Rep. Hastings and Senator Cardin)
WHAT: Film Screening of Taxi to the Dark Side
WHEN: Tuesday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: HC-8 of the Capitol