Just Tell Us Your Favorite Movie About Government or Politics
When our esteemed blog editor Bryan Rahija departed for graduate school, he left a few surprises for us in his desk -- a stained coffee mug, a stack of old inspector general reports and ... a drawer full of new, unopened DVDs of movies that celebrate whistleblowers and their critical role in society. We're talking the mother lode of whisteblower movies.
Now we'd like to give a DVD six-pack to one lucky POGO supporter.
To enter our drawing for the Whistleblower DVD six-pack:
1. Go to this link and sign up to receive POGO emails. Be sure to use a valid email address (this is what we'll use to contact the winner). If you already receive our emails, you can skip this step.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post naming your favorite movie about government or politics. Make sure to fill out the email field when you leave a comment (don't worry, your email will never be shared publicly but it needs to match the email address you entered here).
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We'll choose the winner July 2 in a random drawing from those who have both commented on this blog post and signed up for our email updates. Feel free to leave as many comments as you like, but you'll only be entered once in the drawing.
DVD Whisteblower Six-Pack Includes One DVD Each of:
The horrifying true story of a Nebraska cop, who while on a U.N. peacekeeping mission to post-war Bosnia discovers a sexual slavery and human trafficking ring involving the international community. A gripping thriller starring Rachel Weisz as a woman fighting for justice in the face of an international cover up.
A classic film about the kind of momunmental change that can come from the meeting of the right whistleblower and the right journalists. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star as Woodward and Bernstein in the story of how the Watergate scandal brought down the most powerful man in America.
Russell Crowe and Al Pacino star in this critically acclaimed thriller about the true story of a chemist who decides to appear in a 60 Minutes report criticizing Big Tobacco. When word gets out, suspicious incidents turn into outright threats against the chemist and his family in an effort to suppress his story. An amazing look into what happens when one man goes up against on of the world's most powerful industries armed only with the truth.
A fast-paced thriller about a diplomat investigating a pharmaceutical conspiracy after the death of his wife. The story is based on the real-life scandals that have surrounded some clinical trials in Africa. The movies star Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz and is a must-see
An amazing film with a stellar cast, Silkwood is based on the true story of Karen Silkwood, a worker at a plutonium plant who died in a suspicious car crash while investigating the radiation exposure she and others had received. Meryl Streep and Cher were both nominated for Academy Awards for their performances.
Go behind the scenes of the famous leak that led to Nixon's downfall and the end of the Vietnam War. This Academy Award-nominated documentary tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg, one of the most important whistleblowers in American history.