Fri Dec 2nd, 2016 – 7:00 PM

A Good American

Directed by Friedrich Moser

Best Documentary Feature
Austria | 1 hr 40 min | 2015

The explosion of information in the digital age left bureaucratic government agencies like the NSA struggling to keep up with the changing times. Responding to the challenge, NSA technical director Bill Binney and a small team of codebreakers developed ThinThread, an astonishingly effective data collecting and sorting program that gathered critical information while preserving privacy. Despite its demonstrated success, ThinThread was discontinued just weeks before September 11, 2001. When Binney and fellow intelligence officials challenged this decision, they found their world upended, and their alternative to mass surveillance buried for good. Directed by Friedrich Moser and featuring Bill Binney, Diane Roark, Kirk Wiebe, Tom Drake, Ed Loomis, and Jesselyn Raddack, A GOOD AMERICAN explores how the US government abdicated its responsibility to its citizens and to the world.

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Film Information

Director: Friedrich Moser
Country: Austria
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 1 hr 40 min

Cast & Credits

Director: Friedrich Moser
Producer: Friedrich Moser
Producer: Michael Seeber
Key Cast: Bill Binney
Key Cast: Diane Roark
Key Cast: Ed Loomis
Key Cast: Kirk Wiebe

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