Past reminder of freedom goes to Cape Town

| 20 Oct 2010 10:22
Fresh from its Johannesburg screening, the Right2Know campaign will show the documentary The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, as a reminder of the need for free press, access to information and the price that whistle-blowers have paid. The documentary covers the leaking of the Pentagon papers on the Vietnam War by Ellsberg, how he was hailed as a hero, accused of being a traitor, ostracized by friends and put on trial for his life. Timeous, as the South African government seeks to suppress information, the film will be shown at the Labia on Orange cinema in Cape Town on Monday 25 October at 6:15pm, followed by a facilitated audience discussion. To reserve tickets at R20 call the cinema on tel +27 (0)21 424 5927. The screening of the documentary is courtesy of the Tri-Continents Film Festival.