|Sun 11th August||7.45pm|
|Mon 12th August||7.45pm|
|Thurs 15th August||10.30am|
Dir. Alex Gibney, USA, 2013, 130 mins
Filmed with the startling immediacy of unfolding history, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney’s 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 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 revealed the 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.
‘Compelling, enlightening and utterly accessible’ – Michael Leader, Film 4
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