Daniel Ellsberg, after a recent discussion with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, says that the latter “hardened his resolve” after watching the Rick Goldsmith-Judith Ehrlich Academy-Award-nominated film. According to The Dissenter (see video and full article here):
“Ellsberg said that Snowden had communicated to him that he had viewed the documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America, which tells the story of how Ellsberg came to release the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and how President Richard Nixon tried to destroy him. Snowden apparently indicated to Ellsberg that viewing this film hardened his resolve to release NSA documents to the public.”
Ellsberg has often said that “courage is contagious.” As for documentary filmmakers, you never know who is going to watch your film, and how it may influence the course of history!
Visit this update on the Most Dangerous Man website.