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Free Video: "The Most Dangerous Man in America"

Saturday, June 13, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Quaker Meetinghouse, 225 Rooney St., Santa Cruz, CA

Come see The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009, 92 min.) on Saturday, 6/13/15 at 8:00.

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a
former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast
determination, and a file cabinet full of classified documents, decides
to challenge an "Imperial" Presidency-answerable to neither Congress,
the press, nor the people-in order to help end the Vietnam War. In 1971,
Daniel Ellsberg shook America to its foundations when he smuggled a
top-secret Pentagon study to the New York Times that showed how five
Presidents consistently lied to the American people about the Vietnam
War that was killing millions and tearing America apart. President
Nixon's National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger called Ellsberg "the
most dangerous man in America," who "had to be stopped at all costs."
But Ellsberg wasn't stopped. Facing 115 years in prison on espionage and
conspiracy charges, he fought back. Ensuing events surrounding the
so-called Pentagon Papers led directly to Watergate and the downfall of
President Nixon, and hastened the end of the Vietnam War. Ellsberg's
relentless telling of truth to power, which exposed the secret deeds of
an "Imperial Presidency," inspired Americans of all walks of life to
forever question the previously-unchallenged pronouncements of its
leaders. "The Most Dangerous Man in America" tells the inside story, for
the first time on film, of this pivotal event that changed history and
transformed our nation's political discourse. It is told largely by the
players of that dramatic episode-Ellsberg, his colleagues, family and
critics; Pentagon Papers authors and government officials; Vietnam
veterans and anti-war activists; Watergate principals, attorneys and the
journalists who both covered the story and were an integral part of it;
and finally-through White House audiotapes-President Nixon and his inner
circle of advisers.

This will be shown at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 225 Rooney Street, Santa
Cruz. Admission cost is free, with donations accepted to help cover rent
and other costs.

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This may be followed by optional discussions about the issues raised
in the video.
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