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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Rick Goldsmith, Judith Ehrlich


In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a top military strategist working for the RAND Corporation, leaked a 7,000 page document known as the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. Disenchanted with the nation's conduct in Vietnam, Ellsberg believed the release of the top secret paper -- which outlined the "secret history" of the war -- was crucial to educating the public about the government's lies and misdeeds. This documentary chronicles the media and political frenzy that Ellsberg unleashed, and traces the effect of the leak on public perception of both the war and the White House.



GENRES - documentary, politics

Film Info

RUNTIME - 94 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2009

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

Note: The Nixon tapes (audio highlightings from the oval office)

Woody Harrelson & Naomi Wolf on Ellsberg

Director

Rick Goldsmith

Director

Judith Ehrlich

Screenwriter

Judith Ehrlich

Screenwriter

Lawrence Lerew

Screenwriter

Michael Chandler

Screenwriter

Rick Goldsmith

Director of Photography

Dan Krauss

Director of Photography

Vicente Franco

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Press

"[T]his detailed, clearly told and persuasive film, directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, is firmly on the side of heroic."

- , New York Times

"[An] evocative documentary....Fortunately, the staunchly committed and controversial Ellsberg, now 78, is still around to tell his history-making tale, and he lends the film gravitas as both its persuasive narrator and primary talking head."

- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

 

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