The true story of a British whistleblower who revealed to the press information about NSA’s illegal espionage efforts to force the UN Security Council to punish the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Gavin Hood authors:
Gregory Bernstein (script), Sara Bernstein (script) Official Secrets, a story about the morality of the 21st century, tells the true story of a British intelligence officer, Katharine Gun, who in her immediate preparation for the 2003 invasion of Iraq a top secret NSA revealed – not uncovering a joint illegal American and British espionage operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memorandum suggested blackmail of less undecided member states to vote for war. With great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published a document leak in The Observer in London, and the story got headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were upset and all chances for a UN resolution for war have fallen. But within a few days, Bush stated that he no longer needed UN support and was still attacking. When Iraq plunged into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with violating the State Secrecy Act. Martin was also confronted with potential costs. Their legal battles revealed the highest levels of power in both London and Washington …