The first ever Whistleblower Film Festival is opening this Thursday, October 1, 2009, 6:30 pm at the Capitol Visitors Center; 1st Street and East Capitol Street, NE. The first film will be The Pentagon Wars. The film is free and open to the public. The Whistleblower Film Festival is part of the DC Labor FilmFest which features a series of films from October 13-16. The Whistleblower Film Festival will continue every Thursday in October with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (10-8), Silkwood (10-15), The Insider (10-22) and finally, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (10-29). Sponsors of the Whistleblower Film Festival include the Project On Government Oversight, Public Citizen, the Government Accountability Project, the National Whistleblowers Center, Union of Concerned Scientists, Bernabei & Wachtel, the Fund for Constitutional Government, Marshall & Banks and The Nation Institute. The Festival is part of their call for the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), a bill to give federal employee whistleblowers effective access to jury trials.