Secrecy: The Movie

“Secrecy,” a well-reviewed documentary on national security secrecy, begins a theatrical run this month in selected theaters around the country.

By identifying secrecy as a problem, filmmakers Peter Galison and Robb Moss implicitly adopt a critical stance towards their subject matter. But they also make a determined effort to present articulate defenders of secrecy policy alongside the critics (among whom I play a minor role). And they do not impose an artificial resolution on the disagreements that are expressed, as there is none in reality.

Above all, Secrecy does a courtesy to the participants and to the audience by taking the subject seriously. Also, it’s beautifully made. A schedule of upcoming screenings along with other background information can be found on the film website.

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  1. Jonah September 8, 2008 at 11:23 AM #

    WBEZ’s Worldview interviewed Peter Galison, one of the filmmakers…
    You can listen to it here:
    http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_WV_Segment.aspx?segmentID=28714

  2. Pastor Freetheplants Naturelegalized September 9, 2008 at 1:25 PM #

    Thanks Jonah

    I’m going to listen to the WBEZ’s Worldview interview as soon as I can.

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