Date(s) - 11/06/2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Emmy-nominated film will be screened on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm . In addition to filmmaker/director and Academy Award nominee Spione, whistleblower Thomas Drake will speak during a post-screening discussion.
A whistleblower is defined as “an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it.”
In April 2014, independent filmmaker James Spione premiered Silenced, the documentary film on three vocal critics of national security policy that has been implemented since 9/11. Silenced features “riveting first-person accounts from former National Security Agency executive Thomas Drake, who was one of the first to blow the whistle on an enormous warrantless wiretapping program aimed at American citizens during the Bush Administration; Jesselyn Radack, the former Justice Department attorney who stumbled onto the United States’ nascent detainee torture regime; and ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou who confirmed the use of ‘enhanced interrogations.’”
Come to the screening of this meaningful and relevant film and open discussion. The event is free and open to the public.
Located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, the Kaplan Hall garage is accessible at 73 First Street and affords free, secure parking.