A state of secrets and a ruthless hunt for whistleblowers - this is the story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner who disclosed one document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump administration. UNITED STATES VS. REALITY WINNER is currently in production to incorporate recent developments. A film by Sonia Kennebeck, executive produced by Wim Wenders.
An American family becomes entangled in a bizarre web of secrets and lies when their hacker son is targeted by the U.S. government, making them all ENEMIES OF THE STATE. Available on Hulu and video on demand. Distributed through IFC Films. Toronto International Film Festival 2020. A film by Sonia Kennebeck, executive produced by Errol Morris. https://www.enemiesofthestate.movie
NATIONAL BIRD follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight into the program through the eyes of veterans and survivors. Available on Amazon Prime Video, Tubi, Sling TV, YouTube, Apple iTunes. Berlinale Special 2016, Tribeca, Sheffield, IDFA, Festivals. A film by Sonia Kennebeck, executive produced by Wim Wenders and Errol Morris. http://nationalbirdfilm.com
Reporting from conflict zones will always be dangerous. But where should journalists draw the line? And who pays the price when they take too many risks? In her Op-Doc, FROM JOURNALIST TO HOSTAGE, director Sonia Kennebeck explores those questions at close range, through the story of a reporter who was held captive by Somali pirates for two and a half years. From Journalist to Hostage article
"Chef's Trash Can" is a sequence of short videos educating about food waste and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. The campaign was directed and produced by Sonia Kennebeck in collaboration with Grabarz and Partner, Tribeca Studios, YouTube, and the United Nations. Full sequence
Germany completely legalized prostitution over 10 years ago and now has one of the most liberal prostitution laws in the world. Over the course of ten years, Germany has become a destination for sex tourists from all over the world - including North America and Asia. SEX - MADE IN GERMANY is a candid exposure of one of the most profitable legal sex markets in the world. ARD / NDR Production.