Film makers are on a roll these days with movies like Taxi to the Dark Side, Rendition and Redacted. All have gotten generally good reviews at screenings but won't compete with forthcoming biggies like a remake of Revenge of the Nerds and will raise the usual howls of protest that Hollyweird is run by America-loathing liberals, Clint Eastwood excepted, of course.
The story of a young taxi driver in
Afghanistanfalsely accused of being a terrorist provides the framework for Taxi to the Dark Side, a documentary examination of torture policies. U.S.
Rendition is the story of an Egyptian born terrorism suspect who disappears on a flight from
to Washington and CIA a analyst who is forced to question his assignment in an attempt to save thousands as he becomes a party to the torture of the Egyptian. South Africa
And veteran director Brian De Palma offers a montage of stories about
U.S.soldiers in in Redacted, a docudrama that focuses on the gang rape-murder of Abeer Qasim Hamza al-Janabi and killing of her family in Mahmoudiyah in March 2006, an outrage that I have blogged about at length. Iraq
With the Bush administration providing a steady supply of grist, expect more movies about Americans acting badly.