In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg shook America to its foundations when he smuggled a top-secret Pentagon study to the New York Times. The documents showed how five Presidents consistently lied to the American people about the Vietnam War that was killing millions and tearing America apart. President Nixon’s National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger called Ellsberg, facing 115 years in prison on espionage and conspiracy charges, “the most dangerous man in America.” Ensuing events led directly to Watergate and the downfall of President Nixon, and hastened the end of the Vietnam War.

Director/Producer Judith Ehrlich and Daniel Ellsberg at 2010 SLO Film Festival screening

Daniel Ellsberg has inspired Americans of all walks of life to forever question the previously unchallenged pronouncements of its leaders.

“Compelling… a gripping mix of politics, history and the derring-do of one of the era’s most audacious capers…deservedly Oscar nominated.” – The Washington Post

Director/Producers: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith

USA. 92 min.