Self - Founder, WikiLeaks (archive footage)
2013 . Documentary . 2h 7m
Julian Assange. Bradley Manning. Collateral murder. Cablegate. WikiLeaks. These people and terms have exploded into public consciousness by fundamentally changing the way democratic societies deal with privacy, secrecy, and the right to information, perhaps for generations to come. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is an extensive examination of all things related to WikiLeaks and the larger global debate over access to information.
24 May 2013
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
Universal Pictures, Global Produce
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award3 wins & 10 nominations total
3 months ago
Good in-depth look at the situation with a special (and welcome) co-focus on Bradley Manning. Well balanced overall, which I greatly appreciate, with some interviews I'm very impressed they managed to get. A little bit uneven in the pacing but mostly solid. I don't know that I understand Assange any better after watching it, but I definitely understand the situation better. And I have a greater appreciation for the people behind WikiLeaks other than Assange. I find it depressing, watching this 8 years after it was released, how little has changed between then and now. While I feel that there's been a greater call to share and hold governments accountable, I don't think that transparency has increased. I also worry that the tendency to vilify or glorify/idolize people without knowing the full story, which is one of the main warnings of the documentary, has only gotten worse. Alas. How short our collective memories are.
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