In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a top military strategist working for the RAND Corporation, leaked a 7,000 page document known as the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. Disenchanted with the nation's conduct in Vietnam, Ellsberg believed the release of the top secret paper -- which outlined the "secret history" of the war -- was crucial to educating the public about the government's lies and misdeeds. This documentary chronicles the media and political frenzy that Ellsberg unleashed, and traces the effect of the leak on public perception of both the war and the White House.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest
- Run Time: 93min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 01/29/2010
Rick Goldsmith, Judith Ehrlich
Patricia Marx Ellsberg
- Themes: Conspiracies,Whistleblowers,Political Corruption,Scandals and Cover-Ups
- Tone: Disturbing,Earnest
Pentagon, Vietnam, war, whistleblower
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-16-2009)
- Language: English