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Relentless in its pursuit of the unvarnished truth, SECRECY shines a penetrating light into the dark, unseen world of government secrecy. This intelligent film takes measure of the tension between security and freedom, investigating whether press reports led to the death of American soldiers as well as exploring if secrecy led to horrendous human rights abuses in the War on Terror.
Through revealing interviews with a fascinating host of characters secrecy-adverse reporters; former CIA agents who experienced firsthand the deleterious effects of airing classified information; military attorneys defending accused terrorists; and everyday citizens whose lives have been touched by the government s most closely guarded programs SECRECY attempts to understand what degree of openness and transparency a democracy demands.
From the Manhattan Project to Abu Ghraib, habeas corpus to Osama bin Laden, directors Peter Galison and Robb Moss brilliantly dissect the way the power and allure of secrecy affects the course of history.
good documentary on the history of the CIA in the US; how it came into being, how state secrets have been protected since the beginning. insightful and factual. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Garrett
This did not really give much information. It mostly bashed the George W. Bush Administration after 9/11. It talked a lot about Guantanamo Bay and torture. Read morePublished 11 months ago by kdeenak
I stopped watching after the first 20 minutes, and even those 20 minutes seemed to drag on for a lifetime.Published 13 months ago by SGT Pocket
Apparently very big. As a country spend billions to gather mountains of information. This brings some very big questions. Read morePublished 13 months ago by T. Burns
Insightful, but like all these documentaries it could use an update. The hoards of documentary filmmakers who were so critical of the Bush administration (and rightly so) have... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Zachary Litton
I though this documentary could be a little more multi dimensional. However it did a great job of showing the relation between secrecy and democracy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by EMBLA