Facebook Whistleblower Congressional Testimony Sparks Encore Presentation of the 9th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival featuring Daniel Ellsberg and Reality Winner.
Washington, D.C, District of Columbia Oct 18, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – The Facebook Whistleblower congressional testimony has once again focused national attention on the importance of whistleblowers to society. Due to these extraordinary times and our overall audience responses, we are broadcasting an “encore presentation” of this year’s Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival on October 20 – 24. Highlights Include Pillar Award for Lifetime Achievement to Daniel Ellsberg, a posthumous Pillar Award to Mike Gavan (D-AK) for placing the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record, and the 2nd Annual Shaw-Marvin Award to Reality Winner for exposing foreign interference in U.S. Elections.
The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival, the world’s first and only festival by whistleblowers, for whistleblowers (advocates and journalists), is happy to announce an encore presentation of the 2021 festival. This is your last chance to catch the award-winning films and unique journalistic panels celebrating the 50thAnniversary of the Pentagon Papers and the Rise of Investigative Journalism. The encore presentation will run Wednesday, October 20 through Sunday, October 24, 2021.
ACORN 8 and the Society of Professional Journalists (DC Chapter) presented this year’s Whistleblower Summit featuring over 40 films and panel presentations, including a keynote speech by Daniel Ellsberg. The encore presentation will be hosted on Film Festival Flix, a streaming platform that partners with film festivals powering a curated virtual experience. Patrons will be able to stream the 2021 official selections on the FilmFestivalFlix.com website or through their TV and mobile apps.
It’s the Encore Presentation of the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival at a fraction of the costs. Join us again on October 20-24 for only $24.95 (a $150 value).
This year’s feature film presentation was The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Other films focus on the student debt crisis, violence in Chicago, systemic racism, and much, much more. We are also pleased to announce our partial slate of films for the 9th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival.
These feature, documentary, and short films epitomize the civil rights, human rights, or social justice themes of the Whistleblower Summit:
Film Title and Directors
Chicago: America’s Hidden War, by Daylight Supreme
Sallie Mae Not: Exposing The Student Loan Scam, by Michael Camoin
Oversight, by Michael Skinner and Jon Michael Shink
SPARK: A Systemic Racism Story, by Mary Wescott, Denise Terenzio, and Trent Gegax
A Place in the World, by Francesco Ritondale
Turkey: Breaking the Silence, by Beth Mendelson
Trapped: Cash Bail in America, by Garrett Huber
Dirty Banking, by Axel Humlesjo, Joachim Dyfvermark, Linda Larsson Kakuli
Medicating Normal, by Lynn P. Cunningham and Wendy Ractliffe
Frenemies, by Mirella Martinelli
I’m Just a Layman in Pursuit of Justice, by Shoun A. Hill and Waymon Hinson
Defense Contract, by Doug LeBow
Maybe you were watching the National Whistleblower Day marathon by the National Whistleblower Center and missed some of the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival programming, here is your chance to see what you missed.
Don’t miss your chance to engage with these powerful panels and films. Get your encore festival pass–today!
The Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival was recognized as a “Best Festival” for innovation in Arts, Film & Culture from FestForums (2019). The “Best of the Fests,” is an award ceremony recognizing North America’s leading festivals. This conference awarded winners from three festival types: Arts, Film & Culture, Food & Beverages, and Music.
Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival / Michael McCray
Source :ACORN 8
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