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The Most Dangerous Man in America (Review)

First Run Features, 2010, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Released just in time to (no doubt coincidently) synch with WikiLeaks' recent publication of the U.S. Military's Afghanistan war logs, the DVD released of co-directors Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith’s Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the events that compelled Daniel Ellsberg, a former Marine and defense department staffer, to leak the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in an effort to stop what he deemed an unjust Vietnam War. Grade: A-  

Hero or Traitor? The Most Dangerous Man in America!

Compellling new documentary looks at Daniel Ellsberg's role in the Pentagon Papers controversy

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Oscar-nominated documentary 'The Most Dangerous Man in America' reexamines the events that led Daniel Ellsberg to speak out — a decision that would ultimately lead to our withdrawal from Vietnam after the resignation of then-President Richard Nixon and affirm the media's vital role as governmental watchdogs. CityBeat recently connected with co-director Rick Goldsmith to discuss a film whose various issues still resonate today.  

The Most Dangerous Man in America (Review)

Daniel Ellsberg/Pentagon Papers documentary has disturbing parallels to current day

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the events that compelled Daniel Ellsberg, a former Marine and defense department staffer, to leak the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in an effort to stop what he deemed an unjust Vietnam War. Ellsberg's articulate first-person narration and unique personal history give the film an intimacy and emotional depth lacking in most political/historical documentaries. Grade: A-.  

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