Monday, July 1, 2013

War on Whistleblowers, a documentary

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TDC Entertainment's Disinformation label announces the July 30, 2013 release of Robert Greenwald's scorching new documentary.

Free Press and the National Security State

From acclaimed documentarian Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price) comes War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State.

"Groundbreaking" - AlterNet

"...sleekly crafted... packages its dire warnings about the ways truth-speakers are penalized in a way that is accessible without sacrificing nuance or intelligence." - Village Voice

Four renowned cases of whistle-blowing serve as the backdrop to the much larger story of what happens to people who resort to the media to expose fraud and abuse.  This explosive film uncovers the perils to the careers and livelihoods of whistleblowers, both governmental and corporate, and the threats facing journalists who publicly try to right a wrong.

“Introduces viewers to the surprisingly profound dilemma that would-be whistleblowers face, and the hard path that follows once the decision is made. The men and women who have exposed fraud, waste, and abuse by government and industry don’t begin their journeys as implacable moral paragons or as known nemeses of the military-industrial complex. Rather, they are regular people who are suddenly faced with impossible decisions. The “right thing” is invariably a direct line to unemployment, industry blacklisting, financial ruin, and increasingly, criminal prosecution under the Espionage Act.” – The Week

Includes interviews with whistleblowers Michael DeKort, Thomas Drake, Franz Gayl and Thomas Tamm.

Features journalists David Carr (NY Times), Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian), Michael Isikoff (NBC News), Bill Keller (NY Times), Eric Lipton (NY Times), Jane Mayer (The New Yorker), Dana Preist (Washington Post), Tom Vanden Brook (USA TODAY) and many more…

"…introduces viewers to the surprisingly profound dilemma that would-be whistleblowers face" - The Week

With President Obama’s commitment to transparency and the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, there was hope that whistleblowers would finally have more protection. In reality, times have never been worse."…shine[s] a light on normal people, conservative and traditional people, who acted with extraordinary courage, conviction and clarity when presented with information they just couldn't live without revealing." - The Nation

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State is distributed by TDC Entertainment's Disinformation label, available through Entertainment One. For additional information or to place your orders, contact your E1 Sales Representative.

Item Set Up
Title:                      War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State
SRP                        $19.98
Item#:                  TDCDV- 094
UPC:                      826262009496
ISBN                      9781939517067
Run Time:            66 minutes
Language:           English with English and Spanish subtitles
16x9 (1.78: 1) / 5. 1 Dolby Digital / Production Year: 2013

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