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PR War on Whistleblowers: Free Press & The National Security State on DVD Jul 30

The Disinformation Company



The whistleblowers featured in the film continue the tradition of brave men and women who have come forward to tell the truth without looking for any personal gain - Daniel Ellsberg (The Pentagon Papers); Jeffrey Wigand (tobacco industry); Karen Silkwood (power plant health and safety procedures) and Mark Felt (Watergate).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

True Stories of Four American Whistleblowers who Expose Fraud
Profiled in new Theatrical Documentary by Renowned Filmmaker Robert Greenwald

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press & The National Security State

Riveting Film with Bonus Features Rushed to DVD on July 30, 2013
by The Disinformation Company

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NEW YORK - May 21, 2013 - Filmmaker and esteemed documentarian, Robert Greenwald is on the forefront of today's headlines as his latest film War on Whistleblowers: Free Press & The National Security State uncovers the perils to the careers and livelihoods of whistleblowers, both governmental and corporate, and the threats facing journalists who publicly try to right a wrong. After a successful limited spring 2013 theatrical run, War On Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State will be rushed to DVD on July 30, 2013 under TDC Entertainment label, the Disinformation Company.

The whistleblowers featured in the film continue the tradition of brave men and women who have come forward to tell the truth without looking for any personal gain - Daniel Ellsberg (The Pentagon Papers); Jeffrey Wigand (tobacco industry); Karen Silkwood (power plant health and safety procedures) and Mark Felt (Watergate).

Four renowned cases of whistle-blowing serve as the backdrop to a much larger story of what happens to people who resort to the media to expose fraud and abuse.
* Franz Gayl (Deputy Branch Head for the Space and Information Operations Integration Branch) -- a lifelong Marine Gayl blew the whistle to stop unnecessary death and dismemberment of soldiers by replacing Humvees with MRAP's (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles) in Iraq
* Thomas Drake (Former Senior Executive of the National Security Agency)--exposed the Stellar Wind program, a super secret warrantless surveillance program that violated American's privacy rights.
* Michael DeKort (Former Lockheed Martin Project Manager) -posted a whistleblowing video on YouTube after he found security and safety issues with the U.S. Coast Guard's 123 Coast Guard Cutter, manufactured for the Deepwater program.
* Thomas Tamm (Former attorney of the U.S. Department of Justice) was classified as a whistleblower when he uncovered warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency (NSA) under the Bush administration.

An illustrious group of journalists who appear on camera to tell the whistleblowers stories include David Carr (NY Times); Michael Isikoff (NBC News formerly with Newsweek); Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian); Jane Mayer (The New Yorker); Tom Vanden Brook (USA Today) and Eric Lipton (New York Times), among others.

Bonus DVD features include:
* Commentary track by director Robert Greenwald
* Extended interviews
* Trailers
* Subtitles in English and Spanish

The Disinformation Company continues its association with Robert Greenwald as the exclusive DVD distributor of his acclaimed documentaries such as Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Koch Brothers Exposed, Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers; Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism and Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War.

For more information on The Disinformation Company and their catalog up upcoming releases visit www.disinfo.com.

The Disinformation Company Ltd. is widely recognized for distributing films on subjects not usually covered by traditional media, such as The Exorcist in the 21st Century, We Are Egypt: The Story Behind the Revolution, Robert Baer's The Cult of the Suicide Bomber and health/sustainability films like Killer At Large and Tapped. Disinformation releases are distributed by Entertainment One.

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press & The National Security State
Pre-order date: June 18, 2013
Genre: documentary (other)
Street date: July 30, 2013 Sug. Retail Price: $19.98
Rating: NR ISBN #: 978-1-939517067
Running Time: 66 mins. + extras UPC #: 826262009496
Language: English with English & Spanish subtitles



The Disinformation Company

Posted by: News Editor - June 12, 2013, 7:44 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


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