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FILM REVIEW — SILENCED — starring Susan Sarandon

A great review by our fave photographer Carmella!


Photographed and written by Carmella McDonald


Silenced  (World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival, SVA Cinema Chelsea April 20, 2014), a factual,  thought-provoking documentary, reveals that, under the Obama administration, there have been 8 individuals charged under the antiquated Espionage Act of 1917, as now whistleblowing is equivalent to spying.

Executive producer is activist Susan Sarandon, collaborating with James Spione, director/producer (Incident in New Baghdad). Silenced  investigates three whistleblowers who questioned the U S government policies post 9/11. Jessely Radack (former Justice Department lawyer) challenged the Bush administration’s treatment of American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and is  now counsel to Edward Snowden.   John Kiriakou, ex-CIA officer, revealed that waterboarding was sanctioned as a government policy. He is  now serving 30 months in jail. Thomas Drake, former senior official NSA, exposed the surveillance programs on American citizens.

They all pay a price personally and financially for speaking up in protest to government tactics and post 9/11 policies.



April 25, 2014 - Posted by | ART, CULTURE, FILM, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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