Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Political, Historical & Social Docs
Films with Q&As
Release Year:2014
Running Time:103 min
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:James Spione
Executive Producer:Jim Butterworth
Philippa Kowarsky
Thomas Morgan
Susan Sarandon
Charlie Annenberg Weingarten
Producer:Daniel J. Chalfen
James Spione
Cinematography:John Molinelli
Editing By:James Spione
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:November 9, 2014
Venue:Soundview Cinemas


Q&A with Director James Spione

Only eleven Americans have ever been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 - eight of them since President Obama took office. Oscar-nominated documentarian James Spione recounts the incredible personal journeys of two members of that octet, Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou, along with Jesselyn Radack, the accountability advocate who helped bring their cases to light. With particular resonance in the post-Snowden era, SILENCED makes an impassioned and thought-provoking defense of whistleblowers as an indispensable unit in a functioning democracy. Spione catalogues the extraordinary lengths to which the U.S. Government has gone to keep its most damning secrets, as Radack, Drake, and Kiriakou, the ex-CIA operative who first revealed waterboarding as an established agency practice, become cautionary tales for any American who takes the government’s loyalty to Constitutional ideals as a given. Executive Produced by Susan Sarandon. -Arthur Ryel-Lindsey, Tribeca Film Festival

Official Selection - Tribeca Film Festival