Dylan Blaylock, June 11, 2014

As you may know from our previous alerts, a new documentary called Silenced – which focuses on the federal government’s shocking treatment of whistleblowers – has been shown at recent film festivals across the country. 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.

There’s great news for our supporters in the Washington, DC area – you can watch Silenced right here in town next week! This riveting documentary is being shown twice as part of the American Film Institute festival AFI Docs.

There are two chances for you to catch the film:

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.

Silenced premiered in New York two months ago at the Tribeca Film Festival. From that showing, this eye-popping documentary drew rave reviews and tons of media buzz. You can read coverage of the film and hear from its subjects on Democracy Now!HuffPost LiveThe WrapNew York TimesThe Lip TV, and FireDogLake.

Thanks so much for your continued support of whistleblowers. We hope to see you at one of the screenings!


Dylan Blaylock is Communications Director for the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.