The film titled ‘Official Secrets’ is a 2019 American-British docudrama based on the life of reporter Katharine Gun who leaked a memo.
The memo detailed that the United States had eavesdropped on diplomats from countries tasked with passing a second UN resolution on the invasion of Iraq. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. Official Secrets (2019) stars Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Adam Bakri, Indira Varma and Ralph Fiennes.
Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley) is a woman who works for British Intelligence. Utilize skills in the language to interpret communication in foreign languages. Katharine Gun is not a field agent but Katharine is a spy. A high priority request came on his computer that gave orders to be able to spy on member countries of the UN Security Council.
The United Nations Security Council effectively so that the intelligence it acquired was able to be used to assist the joint operation of the American-British NSA which intends to force these countries to support the proposed war in Iraq.
Katharine Gun began to feel a dilemma between loyalty to her country through service at her agency, and also the moral necessity that she exposes the contents of the memo. So that British troops were not sent to die based on political blackmail based on intelligence in his agency.
Katharine Gun finally gave a copy of the letter to a friend who passed it on to a journalist with The Observer. When he came out as the source of the leak, Katharine was accused of violating the Official Secret Act. The film documents his efforts to defend himself against accusations that depict him as guilty of treason for the country.
Even though not able to increase defence witness because he needed would cause it to violate the Official Secrets official.