Our list of recommended movies: documentaries and dramatizations of real whistleblowers and real corporate wrongdoing, and some all-too-plausible fiction. Watch the trailers, read the reviews, and in some cases, watch the complete movie online.
Movies & Videos
Short TV documentaries, interviews, presentations, and testimony to hearings.
As three former Nortel executives go on trial for alleged fraud, CTV News interviews David Hutton, Executive Director of FAIR, on on the subject of white collar crime in Canada.
The topics include: is Canada doing enough to combat white collar crime; and what role do whistleblowers play.
CBC's flagship investigative reporting program examines the government's oversight of the industry and finds troubling problems at every turn: airport security rules flouted with impunity and inspectors' reports ignored; fatal crashes simply not investigated; pilots with appalling safety records allowed to continue flying; and employees terrified to blow the whistle on what they see going on, for fear of career-ending reprisals.
Executive Director David Hutton speaks to Brad Giffen of CTV News regarding the case of diplomat whistleblower Richard Colvin.
Following his confirmation in December as Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Mario Dion appeared before the Senate Committee on National Finance.
Senators tackled Mr. Dion on the three topics suggested by FAIR, and also put him on notice that his office has to start uncovering wrongdoing to justify its existence. David Hutton comments on the day's proceedings.
On today's episide of CBC's Power and Politics, the FAIR website was featured and described as "the most dangerous in Ottawa".
Two well-known bloggers, David Eaves and Kady O'Malley, discuss the plight of whistleblowers with host Evan Solomon and how these stories are often overlooked by the mainstream media, leaving it to bloggers and sites like FAIR to give them prominence.
On February 17, 2010 a group of whistleblowers gathered before an invited audience in New York City to share their experiences as defenders of the public interest. Included were two legendary figures: Daniel Ellsberg and Frank Serpico: both heroes whose stories have been the subject of movies.
The discussion ranged from the extraordinary abuses that they uncovered, to the reprisals that they faced for telling the truth, their struggle for vindication, and personal reflections on what they might have done differently.
CBC Power and Politics host Rosemary Barton discusses with FAIR executive director David Hutton the $500,000 severance package given to former Integrity Commissioner Christiane Ouimet. (7 minutes)
The Insider (1999)
Jeffrey Wigand is played by Russell Crowe
An Oscar-nominated thriller about Jeffrey Wigand's struggle to expose the tobacco industry's calculated deception of the public, and to thwart the industry's attempts to intimidate, discredit and silence him.