Just over a week ago I posted about the Oscar nominated documentary film by Alex Gibney – Taxi to the Dark Side.
Well, turns out The Discovery Channel bought the U.S. television distribution rights for “Taxi to the Dark Side” after it won the top prize at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
They assured Gibney that they were committed to the film and into broadcasting it.
Now apparently they have changed their minds. They are dropping plans to broadcast the film because they feel it is “too controversial”.
Since they bought the rights to the movie and won’t air it anymore they will not allow anyone else to air it either.
Just great….we can get tortured by mind-numbing “reality TV” and forcefully shoved with “news” every time Britney takes a piss but this documentary which is shows the truth, is educational and informative is “too controversial”?
I guess we wouldn’t want the American people to be pulled away from their beloved American Idol and Paris Hilton and actually watch shows that are factual, educational and informative. No – let’s keep the American people in the dark about how their government tortures and kills innocent people.
Shame on The Discovery Channel. Write to them and let them know politely that you would like them to air “Taxi to the Dark Side”: