Secrecy examines the shadow world of American secret law. What is it? And is it a good thing for American security? What about American values?
From extraordinary rendition to warrant-less wiretaps and Abu Ghraib, secrecy increasingly hides national policy, impedes coordination among agencies, bloats budgets, and threatens to derail the balance of power between the executive branch and the rest of government. This film is about the vast, invisible world of government secrecy. By focusing on classified secrets, the government's ability to put information out of sight if it would harm national security, the documentary Secrecy explores the tensions between our safety as a nation, and our ability to function as a democracy.