WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS
Opening May 31
Washington, DC-area exclusive!
Official Selection, 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Filmed with the startling immediacy of unfolding history by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM), this documentary details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in US history. Hailed by some as a free-speech hero and by others as a traitor and terrorist, the enigmatic Assange's rise and fall are paralleled with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the brilliant, troubled young soldier who downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from classified US military and diplomatic servers, revealing the behind-the-scenes workings of the government's international diplomacy and military strategy.
In seeking to expose abuse in the corridors of power, Assange and Manning were undermined by forces within and without, as well as by their own human failings. This film is a riveting, multi-layered tale about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth.
DIR Alex Gibney; PROD Alexis Bloom, Marc Shmuger. US, 2013, color, 130 min. RATED R