Join Public Citizen at the Whistleblower Film Series

DC Labor FilmFest's Whistleblower Film Series

When: Thursday evenings, October 1 - October 29, 6:30 p.m.

Where (please note another change of venue): **UPDATE** For the final screening, the film series will return to the Capitol Visitor Center (underground on the east side of the Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street NE), Washington, D.C.

FREE admission, open to all. Due to the overwhelming response to the final showing, you must RSVP to to attend. Questions? Send a message to

This first-ever series is part of a landmark, nine-year legislative effort to restore credible whistleblower rights for government employees and contractors. The Whistleblower Film Series – part of the 9th annual DC Labor FilmFest – showcases dramatic films that explore this vital issue at a critical time.

Film Series Schedule:

Thursday, October 1: The Pentagon Wars
Thursday, October 8: The Whistleblower (hosted by Public Citizen)
Thursday, October 15: Silkwood
Thursday, October 22: The Insider
Thursday, October 29: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Join Public Citizen on Oct. 8 6:30 p.m. for a screening of The Whistleblower:

The Whistleblower is portrait of Charles Hamel, the management consultant who blew the whistle on big oil in Alaska and found himself the target of a major undercover sting that threatened the lives of Hamel's whistleblowers in Alaska and even targeted a senior Congressman. Directed and Produced by Nonny De La Peña, (2004), U.S. 55 minutes, documentary.

Public Citizen's Angela Canterbury will introduce members of Congress who sponsored the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement legislation: Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA), Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) (invited). Following the film, Ms. Canterbury will lead a discussion and Q&A on recent advances in whistleblower protections and pending federal legislation to further strengthen whistleblower rights.

Presented by the DC Labor FilmFest and supporters of whistleblower protection legislation, including Public Citizen, the Project On Government Oversight, The Government Accountability Project, The National Whistleblowers Center, Union of Concerned Scientists, Bernabei & Wachtel, The Fund for Constitutional Government, Clifford & Garde LLP, Katz, Marshall & Banks, and The Ridenhour Prizes.

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