The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which kicked off last week, is considered one of the top festivals in the world. This year, two ITVS films are in competition. Read the article below from the TIFF blog, by Heidy Morales, about the ITVS film THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers and the audience’s reaction.
The Vietnam War has been the subject of many documentaries. Daniel Ellsberg is a quintessential figure of the time; he helped shed light on the atrocities and the necessity to stop this war by leaking the "Pentagon Papers." The film––THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers––is a personal account of the changes Ellsberg experienced throughout this time, his relationship with his wife Patricia and the many friends who helped him the most important decision of his life. Ehrlich and Goldsmith combine Ellsberg's own narrative with that of other key players and some very poignant images of the time. The audience responded very well to the film. We were lucky to have both Mr. and Mrs. Ellsberg in the audience for the world premiere. After the film, they joined the filmmakers for a Q&A session. It was great to see how pleased they were with the film. Mrs. Ellsberg, as remarkable a person as Mr. Ellsberg, shared with us the fact her husband is still her hero and realizes this everyday. She has never stopped being impressed by him.
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