The Unknown Known


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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:102 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Kenn Medeiros
Errol Morris
Donald Rumsfeld
Director:Errol Morris
Produced by:Amanda Branson Gill
Robert Fernandez
Errol Morris
Screenwriter:Errol Morris
Cinematography:Robert Chappell
Editing By:Steven Hathaway
Music By:Danny Elfman


With a typically unconventional approach, Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris offers a thoroughly fascinating look at the life of Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush who left a lasting legacy as the principal architect of the Iraq War. Comprised largely of extended interviews with Rumsfeld himself, “The Unknown Known” charts Rumsfeld’s long history in Washington, from his roles as ambassador under Nixon and Secretary of State under Ford to his return to politics during the Bush years, allowing Rumsfeld to explain his decisions and philosophies. The result is less a political commentary than it is an examination of the dual-edged power of language, which can be used as a tool for diplomacy or for evil.