Mar 28, 2017
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Silenced: How Far Would You Go to Tell the Truth?
” tells of the investigations and prosecutions of three federal government workers who blew the whistle on governmental malfeasance in post 9/11 America. Instead of being honored as patriots, two were accused of treason and one was investigated—their lives were shattered.
Writer/director James Spione follows the three whistleblowers—Jesselyn Radack, John Kiriakou, and Thomas Drake—who speak of their struggles with federal authorities.
The truth tellers speak of treason at the highest levels of government: torture, domestic spying, tampering with evidence, and the squelching of public information. One whistleblower uncovered overlooked information warning of 9/11. Was that human error or an act of omission? In any case, the information was effectively hidden from the 9/11 investigators.
” had a strong festival run, but it needs to be seen by every American. It was only by chance that I found this incendiary documentary, and this is my humble contribution to bringing the film to more hearts and minds.
Jesselyn Radack’s book, “
John Kiriakou’s book, "
The Reluctant Spy
D. Schwartz March 17, 2016