“Taxi to the Dark Side” is opening at the Tribeca Film Festival. It is a film that examines the brutal interrogation techniques used against prisoners captured by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. The film uses interviews with soldiers, prisonguards,former government officials and families of captured prisoners. A video is included.
Quoted: Tucked away deep within the postcard-perfect French Alps, The Grande Chartreuse is considered to be one of the world’s most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning,
On this day in 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state of the United States of America. This posting celebrates the state of Louisiana with historical photographs and videos.
Return with now to a more innocent time, namely last month, when the heroes and villains that we heard about in the news were of the political variety. Newsreel March 2007 Video.
The London Times reports today that next month, Andy Warhol’s 1963 Green Car Crash painting is forecast to break auction records and sell for $35 million (£17.5 million) at Christie’s in New York. Article and photograph of Warhol’s Green Car Crash.
Technorati: Taxi to a Dark Side, Abu Ghraib, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanaomo Bay, President Bush, Cheney, torture, waterboarding, Into Great Silence, movie, documentary, silence, solitude, meditation, Louisiana, New Orleans, French Quarter, Hurricana Katrina, Katrina, Katrina victims, FEMA, Andy Warhol, Green Car Crash