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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.
illuminates, entertains and inspires --The San Francisco Chronicle
exceptional...combines thoughtful interviews with an elegant visual look to produce an incisive examination of some of the key issues of our time --The Los Angeles Times
equal parts history lesson, meditative essay, didactic poem and call to arms. --The New York Times
There are a number of disturbing current trends in the USA and world too.
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Violation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights goes far beyond the NSA. NSA just happens to be the worst offender of late. Read morePublished 19 months ago by James Wilkins
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 20 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 21 months ago by Dk
I stopped watching after the first 20 minutes, and even those 20 minutes seemed to drag on for a lifetime.Published 22 months ago by SGT Pocket
It may not be perfect .., but it is someone's effort to alert.., not blame.., but to alert, ring the bell and challenge a serious
effort to ignore the writ of habeas corpus. Read more