Official Secrets DVD

Official Secrets DVD
Official Secrets DVD

Official Secrets DVD

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A morality tale for the 21st century, Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world.

Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin faced potential charges too. Their legal battles exposed the highest levels of government in both London and Washington...
Age Rating:
MA15+
Article Number:
84379
Audio:
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Boxset:
No
Format:
DVD
Genre:
Drama
Languages:
English, German
Number Of Discs:
1
Product Depth:
1.5 cm
Product Height:
19.0 cm
Product Weight:
0.85 kg
Product Width:
13.5 cm
Published:
2020
Publisher:
eOne
Region:
2, 4
Release Date:
Wed Mar 11 00:00:00 AEDT 2020
Run Time:
107 minutes
TV Series:
No
Warning Label:
Strong coarse language
Water Resistant:
No
Product details

A morality tale for the 21st century, Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world.

Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin faced potential charges too. Their legal battles exposed the highest levels of government in both London and Washington...
Specification
Age Rating:
MA15+
Article Number:
84379
Audio:
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Boxset:
No
Format:
DVD
Genre:
Drama
Languages:
English, German
Number Of Discs:
1
Product Depth:
1.5 cm
Product Height:
19.0 cm
Product Weight:
0.85 kg
Product Width:
13.5 cm
Published:
2020
Publisher:
eOne
Region:
2, 4
Release Date:
Wed Mar 11 00:00:00 AEDT 2020
Run Time:
107 minutes
TV Series:
No
Warning Label:
Strong coarse language
Water Resistant:
No