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The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Author: Judith EhrlichRick GoldsmithLawrence LerewMichael ChandlerDaniel EllsbergAll authors
Publisher: Harriman, N.Y. : New Day Films, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. The film tells how one man's change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court, the surrounding events of which led directly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Documentary films
Film adaptations
Cases
Named Person: Daniel Ellsberg; Daniel Ellsberg; Daniel Ellsberg
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ehrlich; Rick Goldsmith; Lawrence Lerew; Michael Chandler; Daniel Ellsberg; Vicente Franco; Dan Krauss; Blake Leyh; Kovno Communications (Firm); Insight Productions.; Independent Television Service.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; New Day Films.
ISBN: 9781574482669 1574482661
OCLC Number: 503463091
Language Note: In English with optional Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based in part on: Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers / by Daniel Ellsberg (2002).
Originally produced in 2009.
Special features: The Nixon tapes (audio highlights from the Oval Office); curriculum guide; Daniel Ellsberg today; filmmaker bios.
Credits: Director of photography, Vicente Franco, Dan Krauss (re-enactments) ; editors, Michael Chandler, Lawrence Lerew, and Rick Goldsmith ; original music, Blake Leyh.
Performer(s): Narrated by Daniel Ellsberg ; commentators, Patricia Ellsberg, Richard Falk, Thomas Schelling, Tom Oliphant, Mort Halperin, Janaki Tschannerl, Randy Kehler, Tony Russo, Robert Ellsberg, Pete McCloskey, Howard Zinn, Hedrick Smith, Max Frankel, James Goodale, Ben Bagdikian, Mike Gravel, Anne Beeson, John Dean, Egil 'Bud' Krogh, Leonard Weinglass.
Awards: Audience award: Mill Valley Film Festival, 2009.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; stereo. or 5.1. surround.
Other Titles: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Responsibility: ITVS ; Kovno Communications and InSight Productions present ; a film by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith ; a co-production of Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith and the Independent Television Service, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; produced and directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith ; written by Lawrence Lerew, Rick Goldsmith, Judith Ehrlich, Michael Chandler.
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In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. The film tells how one man's change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court, the surrounding events of which led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

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