The Most Dangerous Documentary in America

The US State Department has released their list of films for the 2011 “American Documentary Showcase,” a program that brings their approved documentaries to audiences around the world to “offer a view of American society and culture.”

Amongst the list of selected titles, surprisingly, was “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.”

It’s a fine choice, of course, and a splendid documentary, but with the State Department railing against WikiLeaks it seems odd for them to be celebrating a laudatory documentary on the last major whistleblower officials were trying to spin as a grave threat to national security.

Then again maybe it’s just a matter of time healing all wounds – maybe the State Department will be celebrating a WikiLeaks documentary in another 40 years.

12 thoughts on “The Most Dangerous Documentary in America”

    1. At least no State Department for the United States of America as we've known it for the last 223 years.

  1. FROM NETFIX: The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009) NR [DVD and streaming]
    Revisit a pivotal point in American history in this documentary that chronicles Pentagon insider Daniel Ellsberg's daring endeavor to leak top-secret government papers that disclosed shocking truths about the Vietnam War and Nixon's presidency. Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith direct this absorbing, Oscar-nominated account that features compelling interviews with Ellsberg, retired New York Times editor Max Frankel and other key figures.
    Genre: Political Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Historical Documentaries
    This movie is: Cerebral, Heartfelt
    Format: DVD and streaming (Blu-ray availability date unknown)

  2. No. just a way to try to prove that the United States really believes in free speeh– when the revelations no longer matter of course

  3. Sandy is right on the money. Lest anyone be compelled by recent events to doubt America's liberty credentials.

  4. No, it's just that the State Department is infiltrated by card-carrying terrorists, 57 cases at least who would appear to be either card-carrying terrorists or certainly loyal to terrorism, but who nevertheless are still helping to shape our foreign policy.

  5. Discovery Channel
    Full HD Length Complete Movie
    The new Cromwell Tank proves no match against the German Tiger Tank. At the battle of Villers Bocage a single Tiger brings the advance of the whole British Army to a standstill. But meets its match when it comes up against another new British tank – the Sherman Firefly.

    Veterans describe how for two months they fought a battle of attrition, losing hundreds of tanks in the British Army's biggest ever tank battle, but keeping the German tanks fighting in the British sector so the Americans can break out of their sector into open countyside beyond.

    national geographic
    discovery channel
    bbc documentary
    Full Documentary

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