Saturday, May 31, 2008

June 1: "Screening Of Taxi To The Dark Side"

On the last screening, we didn't really get to show Taxi To The Dark Side as originally planned. Most of the audience who turned up wanted another film instead, and everyone else was pretty ok by it.

So, we will be screening it again today... at 62 Weld Quay, 3rd floor. Time is 8PM, and admission is free.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Screening (May 18) : Taxi To The Dark Side

We have moved to a new place: 62 Weld Quay. It is just one door away from our previous premises. Its the building with the lottery shop on the ground floor. Our screening theatre is on the 3rd floor of the building. This place is nicer than the previous one...

Part of the Why Democracy? series, this weekend's movie by Alex Gibney tells the true story of Dilawar, a taxi driver who died from torture in the custody of the US Military in Afghanistan. Mr. Dilawar had been driving his passengers past a US army base that had been attacked earlier, and was stopped at a checkpoint by pro-Alliance Afghan militia. The militiamen had framed Dilawar and his passengers, and turned them over to the US military for interrogation.

This Academy Award winning documentary also examines the United States and its intelligence organizations' policies & research on torture for information extraction, and the views from opponents and supporters of torture practices.

Runtime: ~105 minutes

More info here (Needs Flash)

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screening time has been moved to 8PM due to requests from many members. Aside from being more convenient, it would be dark by then and we wouldn't have the setting sun interfering with the projection.

Place: 62 Weld Quay, 3rd Floor

Time: 8 PM

Admission: FREE