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Published June 3rd 2013
The Story of Wikileaks
A thought provoking documentary with excerpts from various interviews and media conferences with Julian Assange and many others over the years.
This somewhat controversial film is intriguing, fascinating and very interesting.
I found myself changing my points of view as the film went on. At some points I was very much on the 'side' as such of Wikileaks finding the treatment of Julian Assange and the various contributors to Wikileaks unjust.
At other points I saw why so many were against the way Wikileaks operates and the profound effect their original intentions of 'truth seeking' and revealing information to the public for the greater good had on those involved and the world as a whole.
The best way to describe this narrative stylised film is as thought provoking. I exited the cinemas finding myself wanting to learn more about Wikileaks and also about the intentions of Alex Gibney as the author of this film.
Wikileaks themselves do not endorse this film believing it to be a misrepresentation of some people involved, yet the film refers to actual footage of those involved. Which makes it more intriguing to the viewer.
If you enjoy documentary or narrative style films that are laced with controversy this film is recommended for you.
There is alot of information presented in just over two hours and a high level of concentration is needed as the film is a narrative first whilst being presented as if it was being typed as it goes along. Similar to reading subtitles.
Whether you know alot or a little about Wikileaks this film is very interesting.