SECRETS OF STATE, THE PRESIDENTS' MEN
Director(s): William KAREL – Writer(s): William KAREL Contact Print page
In a three-part film, we will show how the United States exercised its world leadership in the second half of the 20th century and examine how these diplomats handled the major post-war crises.
There are in the US two governments: one visible, its every deed and move are documented by the media; the other is invisible, confidential. This phantom power conducts its own policy and has run US foreign policy for the last 50 years. Placed directly under the responsibility of the Secretary of State, it hides behind a series of enigmatic acronyms: NSA, CIA, NSC, SG, DMAA. This film will focus on the important role played by American Secretaries of State, how they handled a particular crisis when in office.
It also offers them the opportunity to comment on the way in which predecessors and successors coped with “their” crises… an exercise which provokes some surprising anecdotes…
Part 1: From Truman to the Kennedy era
Part 2: Nixon and the Kissinger years
Part 3: America under Reagan and Bush