The Most Dangerous Man in America

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
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Directed by
  • Judith Ehrlich
  • Rick Goldsmith
Produced by
  • Judith Ehrlich
  • Rick Goldsmith
Written by
  • Michael Chandler
  • Judith Ehrlich
  • Rick Goldsmith
  • Lawrence Lerew
Starring Daniel Ellsberg
Music by Blake Leyh
Cinematography
  • Vicente Franco
  • Dan Krauss
Editing by
  • Michael Chandler
  • Rick Goldsmith
  • Lawrence Lerew
Distributed by First Run Features
Release dates
  • September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11) (Toronto)
  • February 5, 2010 (2010-02-05) (United States)
Running time 92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is a 2009 documentary film directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. The film follows Daniel Ellsberg and explores the events leading up to the publication of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the top-secret military history of the United States involvement in Vietnam.[1]

The film was shown on the PBS series POV in 2010, for which it earned a Peabody Award.[2][3]

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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

  • Special Jury Award

Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • Audience Award Best Documentary

National Board of Review, USA

  • Freedom of Expression Award

Mill Valley Film Festival, USA

  • Audience Award Best Documentary

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, USA

  • Best In Fest

Boulder International Film Festival, USA

  • Best Feature Documentary

It's All True Film Festival, Brazil

  • Audience Award Best Documentary

Fresno Film Festival, USA

  • Audience Award Best Documentary

Sydney Film Festival, Australia

  • Best Documentary

Mendocino Film Festival, USA

  • Audience Choice Award Co-Winner

Docaviv Film Festival, Israel

  • Special Jury Mention

Traverse City Film Festival, USA

  • Audience Award Best Documentary

American Historical Association, USA

  • John O'Connor Film Award

History Makers Award, USA

  • Best History Production

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