IFI@Belltable – Risk – The Julian Assange Story
Risk – The Julian Assange Story
92 mins | 2016 |USA | Digital
Belltable | Mon, 18th September | 8pm
Poitras was granted extraordinary access to her subject, holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London along with his lawyer and sometime girlfriend, Sarah Harrison, and tech expert Jacob Appelbaum.
Poitras is present for many key moments in the evolving WikiLeaks narrative, for example the arrest of Bradley Manning, and the revelation of the global mass surveillance industry released in 2011.
However, the tone of her portrait becomes increasingly conflicted as she is forced to digest Assange’s many glaring contradictions, especially his pending extradition to Sweden to face multiple sexual assault charges, an unfolding ambiguity which lends Risk an in-the-moment urgency.
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