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“How One Film Gave Voice to Three Whistleblowers The US Government Tried To Silence” – Kevin Gozstola, Shadowproof
“Silenced is a compelling, suspenseful, and intelligent movie with a clear objective that it achieves: to inform the public about the harsh treatment of government whistleblowers.” – Lucy Teitler, VICE Motherboard
“Hard-hitting, alarming… James Spione’s superb Silenced describes the Obama-era prosecution of whistleblowers as leakers and even potentially terrorists.”
– Pat Aufderheide, Documentary Magazine
“Depicts the high price paid by whistle-blowers.” New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan discusses government secrecy and the premiere of Silenced in her blog.
When is a leak of government secrets illegal espionage or legitimate whistleblowing? Director James Spione delves deeply into the heavy personal and professional cost—emotional and financial—on three of the eight people who have been charged by the Obama administration with violating the Espionage Act of 1917.
INTERVIEW OF JAMES SPIONE