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Liberal Arts Cinematheque

Liberal Arts Cinematheque Set for Wed Oct 30

Buffalo, New York – October 29, 2013 – The Department of Liberal Arts is proud to present the film, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers."

When in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked a secret Pentagon history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam to the press, the shockwaves it set off may have been due nearly as much to the leaker as to the information leaked. While Americans were painstakingly digesting the documents’ long and byzantine history — which showed the nation’s leaders, both Democratic and Republican, lying about the facts of the war, proclaiming their desire for peace while seeking a wider war, declaring fidelity to democracy while sabotaging elections, and exhibiting a sweeping callousness to the loss of both Vietnamese and American lives — Ellsberg himself dramatically embodied the country’s division over the Vietnam War.

Dr. Derek Seidman, Assistant Professor of History, will present the film and lead a post-film discussion

Refreshments will be served.

WEDNESDAY, October 30 * 3:00 PM * ALT 141

Watch the film trailer: