Old Town Playhouse Thu, Jul 31, 2014 6:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Tom & Mary Ellen Bleakley
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:103 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:James Spione
Produced by:Daniel J. Chalfen
James Spione
Cinematography:John Molinelli
James Spione
Editing By:James Spione
Music By:Emile Menasche


”I’m fighting to have my September 10 country back,” says Jesselyn Radack, one of the three government whistleblowers, to speak out for the first time in this film by Academy Award-nominee James Spione. Muscled out of the Justice Department after releasing emails regarding John Walker Lindh, Radack now works on whistleblower cases like those of Thomas Drake, who exposed illegal spying on American citizens, and John Kiriakou, the first CIA agent to publicly confirm the use of torture in terrorism interrogations. Only 11 Americans have ever been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917; eight of those charges have been filed since President Obama took office. Particularly resonant in the post-Snowden era, “Silenced” is an impassioned defense of whistleblowers as an essential part of a healthy democracy.