A high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, Ellsberg concluded in 1971 that the war was based on decades of lies, and leaked 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The NY Times—a daring act of conscience that leads directly to Watergate, Nixon’s resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War. A riveting story of how this one man’s profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America’s newspapers, its president and the Supreme Court. Narrated by Ellsberg. (94 mins)
Speaker: Charlottesville and DC-based author and activist David Swanson has just recently conducted a 50-city nationwide book tour promoting “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union”. He will draw parallels between the Ellsberg era and current U.S. foreign policy. A book signing and reception for David Swanson will be held at 6:00 pm at Azar’s on Colley Ave prior to the film event.