Trailer to Movie “Silenced”
“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 FILM MAKER JAMES SPIONE
The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack. READ MORE…
VLA comment: Bradly Manning, Julian Assange & Edward Snowden are not the only whistleblowers under fire. Watch the netflix documentary “Silenced”. Here again 4 US military drone operators have their bank accounts and credit cards cancelled for having the courage to come forward and expose the drone program for the indiscriminate murder by US commands. More and more the government is penalizing debtors by attaching debts to services, vehicle registrations, etc. I couldn’t get my vehicles (all of them) registered because I owed money for court costs to fight an unjust traffic ticket.
And here is another whistleblower who worked for 30 years at the National Cancer Institute...Watch interview of PHD, Dr. Judy Mikovits, Biochemistry, formerly of National Cancer Institute on Vaccines