James Spione is an American director, producer, writer and editor of both documentary and fiction films. Early on in his career, he developed a reputation for suspenseful dramatic shorts; his later career, however, has been marked by a new focus on short and feature-length documentaries for both theatrical release and public television broadcast. His film, Incident in New Baghdad, was nominated in the Documentary Short Subject category of the 84th Academy Awards. His most recent film is Silenced, regarding three federal whistleblowers who revealed the darkest corners of America's war on terror.
George Knapp was joined, in the first hour, by Academy Award nominated director James Spione, who discussed his film Silenced, which deals with Washington's increasingly draconian response to whistleblowers, and the devastating personal toll on those who've questioned... More »