A gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it.
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.
Bill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist and long-time National Security Agency (NSA) analyst, since 1997 serving as Technical Director. Binney 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 that?
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.
"Certainly packs a punch."
"Prepare to be riveted by this equally enraging, terrifying and eye-opening documentary."
THE NYC MOVIE GURU