The West Hartford Peace and Justice Coalition hosts a screening of the 26-minute film “FBI Unbound: How National Security Letters Violate Our Privacy” 7 p.m. tonight at St. James Episcopal Church in West Hartford.

The film features former Department of Justice officials, Lisa Graves and Bruce Fein, sharing their views on how the expanded, unchecked power threatens Americans’ privacy and diverts resources from genuine threats. George Christian of Library Connection gives his unique perspective as a National Security Letter recipient who challenged the letter he received and the accompanying, permanent gag order. Christian and three of his colleagues are the only people, out of thousands of NSL recipients, who can legally talk about that experience.

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Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.