ITVS Indies Showcase Comes to a Close with Most Dangerous Man

Posted on September 21, 2011

Judy Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith's Emmy-nominated documentary The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers will be the 20th and final film to stream for free as part of ITVS's Indies Showcase. Watch the film in its entirety now until Thursday, September 22.


The film follows Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist, who concluded in 1971 that America’s role in the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that led directly to Watergate, President Nixon’s resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War.

Earlier this year, P.O.V. honored the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers with an encore broadcast of the documentary. Enjoy the trailer below...


And watch this interview with filmmaker Judith Ehrlich:


The ITVS Indies Showcase has made 20 groundbreaking documentaries free online over the past few months, in celebration of the organization's 20 years of support for independent filmmakers. Show your support and participate in the Audience Award to identify which film resonated most with you!


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