Snowden Credits Ellsberg Film With Inspiring His Actions

With Spielberg’s The Post film bringing renewed interest in Daniel Ellsberg, The Guardian published a conversation with Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden, who they called “the two most famous whistleblowers in modern history”.

Wrote The Guardian: “Back when Snowden was debating whether to leak secret NSA documents, showing the scale of government mass surveillance, he found inspiration in a 2009 documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.

Said Snowden: “While I was weighing up whether to come forward or not – and this was an agonizing process because it was certainly life-changing – I watched that documentary. Dan’s example, hearing the arguments from someone who has lived through this, it helps prepare someone to make that jump themselves.”

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