We’d like to remind all GAP and whistleblower supporters in the Washington, DC area that this afternoon you have the chance to watch Silenced, the new documentary that focuses on the federal government’s shocking treatment of whistleblowers. Directed by Oscar-nominee James Spione, the film details the reprisals suffered by NSA whistleblower Tom Drake, CIA/torture whistleblower John Kiriakou, and GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack. This riveting documentary is being shown twice as part of the American Film Institute festival AFI Docs.

In addition to today’s showing, you can also watch the film on Saturday. Here’s the schedule:


Thursday, June 19
1:30 p.m.
Naval Heritage Center (Washington, DC)

Saturday, June 21
7:00 p.m.
AFI Silver Theatre (Silver Spring, MD)

While each screening features a Q&A session with director Spione, both Tom Drake and Jesselyn Radack will participate in a Q&A session following the Saturday screening! You can buy tickets to either of the showings by clicking on the film’s festival webpage here.

Also showing today and Saturday is 1971, a film that is sure to be of interest to whistleblower supporters and government accountability enthusiasts. 1971 relays the details behind the Media, Pennsylvania break-in by telling the story of the eight citizens who proved the FBI was intimidating and spying on anti-Vietnam war movements. More on the film and its showings can be found here.