Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Synopsis
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.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2010
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
Vietnam war; American foreign policy; US military; American Studies; Ellsberg, Daniel

Credits

Director
Judith Ehrlich; Rick Goldsmith

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
94 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
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London
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Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.

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