{"id":666429128731,"title":"A Good American","handle":"a-good-american-1","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/host-a-screening\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Community Screenings Form\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Screening_large.png?13468160472198309702\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDirected by:\u003c\/strong\u003e Friedrich Moser\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRelease Date:\u003c\/strong\u003e March 2018 (Educational)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eYear of Production:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2015\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRunning Time:\u003c\/strong\u003e 100 min\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLanguage: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eEnglish\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eDigital Site License includes English Closed Captions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSubjects: \u003c\/strong\u003eTechnology, American Studies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OLIVER STONE \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\"A Good American\" is a gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it and how a perfect alternative to mass surveillance was killed by NSA-management for money – three weeks prior to 9\/11.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"550\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/kbVfub-L5Rs\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBefore Edward Snowden, there was Bill Binney...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist, long-time National Security Agency (NSA) analyst, and Technical Director. He developed a sophisticated program named ThinThread for gathering data capable of providing clues, in real-time, of potential terrorist threats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBuilt-in safeguards would have prevented the massive surveillance methods later exposed by Edward Snowden. Why was this program killed off? And who was behind it?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFriedrich Moser’s eye-opening and deeply disturbing documentary tells the complete story of Bill Binney and those, both inside the NSA and out, who backed ThinThread. A program that gathered data, lawfully, effectively, and more inexpensively, than the now discredited programs pursued by the US and EU governments. \u003c\/span\u003eIt’s also a chilling account of those willing to go on the record and what happened to them when they tried to expose the truth. Could ThinThread have prevented 9\/11?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSELECTED SCREENINGS \u0026amp; EVENTS\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWINNER - Amnesty International Award Special Mention, Millenium Docs Against Gravity (Poland)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominated - CPH:DOX, Politiken Audience Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominated - Austrian Film Award (Best Score)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominated - Audience Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDOC NYC (Co-presented by Columbia Journalism Review)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMovies that Matter @ The Hague\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRotterdam (IFFR)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePortland International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCleveland International Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDOXA\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBiografilm\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNashville Film Festival\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSpecial Screening at the Brussels European Parliament\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Stunning and Deeply Disturbing\" \u003cem\u003e- Newsweek\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Infuriating!\" \u003cem\u003e- Daphne Howland, The Village Voice\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Another example of the toxic fallout from corruption and power...\"\u003cem\u003e - Spirituality \u0026amp; Practice\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“The film is a fascinating, sometimes jaw-dropping account of gifted individuals thwarted by self-serving superiors, with tragic results“\u003cem\u003e - IndieWIRE\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"[The film's] subjects have an urgent narrative to tell.\" - The New York Times\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Convincing! … fascinating… certainly packs a punch!”\u003cem\u003e - The Guardian\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"A Good American is as exciting as a well-made thriller....extremely cinematic“ - \u003cem\u003eFilmmagasinet Ekko (Denmark)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"An insanely compelling, well-orchestrated and explosive documentary.\" - \u003cem\u003eSoundVenue (Denmark)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Enraging, terrifying and eye-opening!\" \u003cem\u003e- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Riveting, enraging and beautifully crafted!\" \u003cem\u003e- Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBOOK THE FILMMAKER AT YOUR EVENT\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"float: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/MV5BMzYyMDc5NjY4NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjIxNTU2OTE_._V1_UY317_CR17_0_214_317_AL_large.jpg?v=1521695959\" style=\"float: left; margin: 5px 10px 5px 5px;\"\u003eFriedrich holds a university degree (MA) in history and german studies from the University of Salzburg \/ Austria. Friedrich started his professional career as a TV journalist and editor in Bolzano-Bozen \/ Italy. In 2001 he founded blue+green communication. He has made over 20 documentaries in the past years, most of them as producer \/ director \/ DoP. Friedrich’s professional career also includes lecturing on history and documentaries at the University of Vienna \/ Department of Economic and Social History, as well as teaching video production at the Secondary School for Commercial Graphics in Bressanone-Brixen \/ Italy. Friedrich lives in Vienna\/Austria and in Bressanone-Brixen \/ Italy. His films include THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS and A GOOD AMERICAN.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/screenings\"\u003eHost a Screening and Book the Filmmaker at your Event\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"pageContainer1\" data-page-number=\"1\" data-loaded=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-canvas-width=\"745.4456470588237\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 2\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"column\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 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min\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLanguage: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eEnglish\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eDigital Site License includes English Closed Captions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSubjects: \u003c\/strong\u003eTechnology, American Studies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OLIVER STONE \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\"A Good American\" is a gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it and how a perfect alternative to mass surveillance was killed by NSA-management for money – three weeks prior to 9\/11.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"550\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/kbVfub-L5Rs\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBefore Edward Snowden, there was Bill Binney...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist, long-time National Security Agency (NSA) analyst, and Technical Director. He developed a sophisticated program named ThinThread for gathering data capable of providing clues, in real-time, of potential terrorist threats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBuilt-in safeguards would have prevented the massive surveillance methods later exposed by Edward Snowden. Why was this program killed off? And who was behind it?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFriedrich Moser’s eye-opening and deeply disturbing documentary tells the complete story of Bill Binney and those, both inside the NSA and out, who backed ThinThread. A program that gathered data, lawfully, effectively, and more inexpensively, than the now discredited programs pursued by the US and EU governments. \u003c\/span\u003eIt’s also a chilling account of those willing to go on the record and what happened to them when they tried to expose the truth. 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A Good American

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  • Directed by: Friedrich Moser
  • Release Date: March 2018 (Educational)
  • Year of Production: 2015
Running Time: 100 min
Language: English
Digital Site License includes English Closed Captions
Subjects: Technology, American Studies
 
FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OLIVER STONE
 
"A Good American" is a gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it and how a perfect alternative to mass surveillance was killed by NSA-management for money – three weeks prior to 9/11.
 

Before Edward Snowden, there was Bill Binney...

Bill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist, long-time National Security Agency (NSA) analyst, and Technical Director. He developed a sophisticated program named ThinThread for gathering data capable of providing clues, in real-time, of potential terrorist threats.

Built-in safeguards would have prevented the massive surveillance methods later exposed by Edward Snowden. Why was this program killed off? And who was behind it?

Friedrich Moser’s eye-opening and deeply disturbing documentary tells the complete story of Bill Binney and those, both inside the NSA and out, who backed ThinThread. A program that gathered data, lawfully, effectively, and more inexpensively, than the now discredited programs pursued by the US and EU governments. It’s also a chilling account of those willing to go on the record and what happened to them when they tried to expose the truth. Could ThinThread have prevented 9/11?

SELECTED SCREENINGS & EVENTS

  • WINNER - Amnesty International Award Special Mention, Millenium Docs Against Gravity (Poland)
  • Nominated - CPH:DOX, Politiken Audience Award
  • Nominated - Austrian Film Award (Best Score)
  • Nominated - Audience Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • DOC NYC (Co-presented by Columbia Journalism Review)
  • Movies that Matter @ The Hague
  • Rotterdam (IFFR)
  • Portland International Film Festival
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • DOXA
  • Biografilm
  • Nashville Film Festival
  • Special Screening at the Brussels European Parliament

WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING

"Stunning and Deeply Disturbing" - Newsweek

"Infuriating!" - Daphne Howland, The Village Voice

"Another example of the toxic fallout from corruption and power..." - Spirituality & Practice

“The film is a fascinating, sometimes jaw-dropping account of gifted individuals thwarted by self-serving superiors, with tragic results“ - IndieWIRE

"[The film's] subjects have an urgent narrative to tell." - The New York Times

“Convincing! … fascinating… certainly packs a punch!” - The Guardian

"A Good American is as exciting as a well-made thriller....extremely cinematic“ - Filmmagasinet Ekko (Denmark)

"An insanely compelling, well-orchestrated and explosive documentary." - SoundVenue (Denmark)

"Enraging, terrifying and eye-opening!" - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

"Riveting, enraging and beautifully crafted!" - Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

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Friedrich holds a university degree (MA) in history and german studies from the University of Salzburg / Austria. Friedrich started his professional career as a TV journalist and editor in Bolzano-Bozen / Italy. In 2001 he founded blue+green communication. He has made over 20 documentaries in the past years, most of them as producer / director / DoP. Friedrich’s professional career also includes lecturing on history and documentaries at the University of Vienna / Department of Economic and Social History, as well as teaching video production at the Secondary School for Commercial Graphics in Bressanone-Brixen / Italy. Friedrich lives in Vienna/Austria and in Bressanone-Brixen / Italy. His films include THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS and A GOOD AMERICAN.

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