2008, 81 min
The process by which our government classifies documents is something that most Americans have little knowledge about. The models that exist for how and why a document is determined to be "secret" have been in existence since the end of World War II. With each year, the volume of documents that are classified outweighs the circulation of information that is open and available to us. In a single recent year, the United States government classified about five times the number of pages added to the Library of Congress at a cost of about eight billion dollars.
San Francisco Chronicle
illuminates, entertains and inspires
Los Angeles Times
exceptional...combines thoughtful interviews with an elegant visual look to produce an incisive examination of some of the key issues of our time
The New York Times
equal parts history lesson, meditative essay, didactic poem and call to arms.
US News And World Report
Time Out New York
Articulate, knowledgeable and borderline paranoid...you can actually feel the movie focusing your understanding of the issues as you watch
Onion AV Club
Enlightening and entertaining
Thoroughly researched, finely crafted, intellectually sophisticated...warrants repeated viewing.