Kill the Messenger, a documentary produced by Zadig Productions, directed by French filmmakers Mathieu Verboud and Jean Robert Viallet, is scheduled to air on Canal + in France on September 19, 2006. The film will also be aired in Belgium, on BeTV, and Australia, on SBS, this fall. The documentary explores the abuses behind the State Secrets Privilege as invoked in FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds' case as well as highlighting the travails and persecution of US national security whistleblowers.
The filmmakers, Verboud and Viallet, spent nearly
two years interviewing witnesses and researching the invocation and
implementation of the state secrets privilege in Edmonds' case. Based on
their documented findings and interviews with experts such as David
Albright, Philip Giraldi, John Cole, Joseph Trento, Glenn Fine, David
Rose, and others familiar with Edmonds' case, the film presents a
terrifying picture of Turkish networks' activities in global nuclear
black-market, narcotics and illegal arms trafficking activities in the
United States, and examines the extraordinary efforts of officials
within the US Government to insure that the secrecy surrounding Edmonds'
case be maintained at any cost -- from Edmonds' termination from the
FBI, to invoking the State Secrets Privilege, to gagging the US
In the last two decades, the U.S. Congress has passed
the most protective whistle-blower legislation in the world in order to
enhance accountability and responsibility. But if you are a national
security whistle-blower, this legislation doesn't apply to you. You have
become an enemy of the State.