We Steal Secrets

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (15)

The Story of WikiLeaks.

Documentary that 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 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. WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS is a riveting, multi-layered tale about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth.

Certificate: 15     Distributor: Universal

Dir. Alex Gibney, US, 2013, 130 mins, documentary

Cast(as themselves): Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, Bradley Manning

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