Secrecy News reports that a new documentary about national security hits selected theaters this month. According to the movie’s website, “Secrecy explores the tensions between our safety as a nation, and our ability to function as a democracy.” The movie asks:
We live in a world where the production of secret knowledge dwarfs the production of open knowledge. Depending on whom you ask, government secrecy is either the key to victory in our struggle against terrorism, or our Achilles heel. But is so much secrecy a bad thing?
[Posted by Emily Feldman]