William Binney, Ray McGovern, Diane Roark and others will be present for the screening of A Good American and will lead a discussion and answer questions following the showing of the film. Sean Stone will moderate the discussion.
A Good American is a documentary which chronicles the work of whistleblower William Binney, a former official of the National Security Agency who resigned shortly after the September 11 attacks. Binney contends that his groundbreaking surveillance program, ThinThread, an alternative to mass monitoring, could have prevented the 9/11 attacks, but it was stopped by NSA officials, just 3 weeks before 9/11.
Could ThinThread have prevented 9/11? Could it have proved useful in preventing several subsequent terrorist attacks from Madrid, to Paris, to the London Underground? Ask William Binney, described by colleagues as "the best code-breaker in the NSA." A true story from America's recent past-- and key to its future.
The film is produced, directed and written by Friedrich Moser. Executive producer is Oliver Stone.