How far would you go to tell the truth? That is the question posed by the CIA officer John Kiriakou. On the heels of the film’s premiere at the Tribeca , we speak with director James Spione about the extraordinary lengths the government has gone to in order to wreak havoc on the whistleblowers’ personal lives through a sustained campaign of intimidation and harassment. "Silenced," which follows three national security whistleblowers who fight to reveal the darkest corners of America’s war on terror while enduring the wrath of a government increasingly determined to maintain secrecy. The three are former Justice Department lawyer Jesselyn Radack, former senio r official Thomas Drake, and former
This is the trailer for Silenced.
THOMAS DRAKE: Part of the purpose of doing what they’ve been doing for the last several years is to destroy you.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: I never thought of myself as a whistleblower. Sometimes I go back and forth in my mind, where I wish I had kept my mouth shut, and other times I wish that I had shouted it from the rooftops.
JESSELYN RADACK: There is information that the public, in a functioning democracy, has a right to know.
PETER VAN BUREN: Thomas Jefferson said that an informed citizenry is the crucial part of the democracy.
"Silenced" Film Explores the Human Toll of Obama’s Crackdown on National Security Whistleblowers APRIL 24, 2014