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NDTV 24x7 to air Oscar winning documentaries in June

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MUMBAI: NDTV 24X7 is airing two Oscar nominated documentaries - Taxi to the Dark Side and Please Vote for Me in 'Documentary 24X7'.

Starting from 18 June, Taxi to the Dark Side directed by Alex Gibney is based on the plights of the prisoners of Bagram during the war on terror.

Gibney has bagged ‘Oscar for the best documentary film’ in 2007 for Taxi to the Dark Side. It provides an in-depth look at the circumstance that prevails in USA during the ‘war on terror’.

Taxi to the Dark Side revolves around the story of a taxi driver Dilawar, an Afghan taxi driver, who was arrested without trial and after five days he was declared dead in the prison of Bagram. The story develops the last week of Dilawar’s life and shows how decisions taken by the officials led directly to Dilawar’s brutal death.

Directed by Weijun Chen, Please Vote for Me, shows the consequences of democracy in China through a simple class election.

Please Vote for me is on the director's experiment on democracy, in Wuhan, China. The purpose of Chen’s experiment is to determine if democracy comes to China, how it would be received. Through a simple election to select the class monitor he tried to answer - is democracy a universal value that fits human nature? Do elections inevitably lead to manipulation? Please Vote for Me is a portrait of a society and a town through a school, its children and its families.

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