This documentary explores the invisible world of government secrecy. Is it a good or a bad thing? Secrecy safeguards against nuclear proliferation and is a weapon against terrorism. Governments keep information secret that could harm the national security. But secrecy can also conceal corruption of leaders. ‘Secrecy’ explores tensions between our safety as a nation, and our ability to function as a democracy.
Peter Galison is Professor of History of Science and Physics at Harvard University. His books on Physics received many awards. He also made films and other visual works. Robb Moss has shot and shown films worldwide. He has been awarded at Sundance Film Festival and taught filmmaking at Havard University for the past twenty years.
2008, 85', color, video
Peter Galison, Rob Moss
Stephen McCarthy, Austin de Besche
Redacted ictures, Impact Partners
Festivals & Awards:
Independent Film Festival Boston - Special Jury Award for Documentary Features; Newport International Film Festival - Best Documentary