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The film was a delight to watch at the festival this past April, and I hope you'll watch it tonight. Here's the synopsis listed on the PBS website:
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist, concludes that America’s role in the war is based on decades of lies. He leaks 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that leads directly to Watergate, President Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. Ellsberg and a who’s-who of Vietnam-era movers and shakers give a riveting account of those world-changing events in POV’s The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers by award-winning filmmakers Judith Ehrlich (The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It) and Rick Goldsmith (Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press). A co-production of ITVS in association with American Documentary/POV. (90 minutes)
There are many aspects to the Vietnam War. Too many, in fact, for us to delve too deeply into much outside of the narrow scope of our film. We explore the relationship between the U.S. Special Forces and loyal American allies known as the Montagnards. Watching The Most Dangerous Man is a great way to learn a bit more about the era and history of the war. But don't stop learning, there.
I encourage everyone to seek the truth, not just digest what is presented by one entity. Learn to seek the truth independently. Knowledge is appreciated more when earned in such a way, and helps you draw your own conclusions and make more informed decisions.
After you watch the film tonight, be sure to tell us what you think of it!