Movies & Videos

Blowing the whistle at Hanford

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A short documentary about the efforts of GAP (Government Accountability Project) to contain an environmental disaster at the Hanford Nuclear Site – one of the most polluted places in the USA. Features a brief history of the Hanford plant by Tom Carpenter, GAP Nuclear Oversight Campaign Director, followed by conversations with Hanford whistleblowers who have faced retaliation for speaking the truth.

Russia’s ‘one-man Wikileaks’ uncovers massive gas company fraud

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December 3, 2010

In Russia, the findings of a young whistleblower lawyer concerning the rampant corruption of major state-affiliated companies have made much bigger waves than the recent tsunami of Wikileaks revelations.

34-year-old Moscow lawyer Alexey Navalny could be nicknamed the “one-man Wikileaks”. His website is dedicated to uncovering and publishing incidents of high-level corporate corruption, with revelations concerning Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom, leading Russian oil company Rosneft and Russian bank VTP, among others.

Sex, lies, and videotape at the U.N.

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Colum Lynch – July 28, 2011

After weeks of internal deliberations, the United Nations recently held a pair of private viewings of a controversial new film, The Whistleblower, which explores U.N.  complicity in sex crimes in Bosnia over the past two decades.

Based on real events and reviewed last month by Turtle Bay, the film recounts how U.N. peacekeepers became involved in the illegal sex trade in Bosnia in the late 1990s and the early 2000s. Top officials have been concerned that the film's imminent release -- it hits theaters in Los Angeles and New York on August 5 -- could harm the institution's international reputation.

Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs

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"Big Bucks, Big Pharma" pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain.

Focusing on the industry's marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals help viewers understand the ways in which direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with promotion to doctors.

Mexican Poet inspires people's movement against drug cartels, corruption

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May 22, 2011

Over 35,000 people have died in Mexico’s drug war in the past four years. Many of them were innocent civilians, killed at random by the drug cartels in retaliation for the government’s crackdown on their trade. (15 min)

Video journalist Yaara Bou Melhem meets one of the most vocal people in the fight for action: poet Javier Sicilia, whose son and six friends were victims.

Integrity Commissioner's appearance before Senate Finance Committee

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Mario Dion

January 31, 2012

Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Mario Dion appeared before the Senate Committee on National Finance on January 31, 2012 – his first meeting with the Senate committee that will examine his reports and oversee his performance.

This is an unedited recording of the full session. (60 minutes)

Original transcript on Parliamentary website

The Richard Colvin case and whistleblower protection in Canada

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Mme Christiane Ouimet, Public Service Integrity Commissioner

Wendy Mesley of CBC's flagship news program The National takes a look at the Richard Colvin case and Canada's system for protecting government whistleblowers. Featuring the sponsorship scandal whistleblower Allan Cutler.

Wendy Mesley follows the trail of what typically happens to whistleblowers and looks at the much-touted system introduced by the Conservative government that is supposed to protect them. She  interviews the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Mme. Christiane Ouimet, and wonders about the effectiveness of her office when it has never uncovered a single case of government wrongdoing, nor a single case of reprisal against a whistleblower.

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