Documentary offers look at US treatment of terror suspects

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents Taxi to the Dark Side, March 21 at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Using the torture and death in 2002 of an innocent Afghan taxi driver as the touchstone, this film examines U.S. torture of suspects in the war on terror after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

From the top came unwritten orders to use any means necessary. Intelligence agents and soldiers with little training used sleep deprivation, sexual assault, stress positions, waterboarding, dogs and other terror tactics to seek information from detainees in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo.

International Wednesdays screenings are free and open to the public.