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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

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Himself (archive footage)
Chelsea Manning ...
Herself (archive footage) (as Bradley Manning)
John 'Fuzface' McMahon ...
Himself
Robert Manne ...
Himself (as Prof. Robert Manne)
Heather Brooke ...
Herself
Michael Hayden ...
Himself (as Gen. Michael Hayden)
J. William Leonard ...
Himself
Daniel Domscheit-Berg ...
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Smári McCarthy ...
Himself
Birgitta Jónsdóttir ...
Herself
Adrian Lamo ...
Himself
Timothy Douglas Webster ...
Himself (as Tim Webster)
Jason Edwards ...
Himself
Nick ...
Himself
Jihrleah Showman ...
Herself (as Spc. Jihrleah Showman)
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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

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Rated R for some disturbing violent images, language and sexual material | See all certifications »
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11 July 2013 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Klevoume mystika: I istoria tou WikiLeaks  »

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$27,689 (USA) (24 May 2013)

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$158,932 (USA) (14 June 2013)
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Michael Hayden: We steal secrets; we steal other nations' secrets.
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Make up your own mind....
30 January 2014 | by (Ecuador) – See all my reviews

After watching this film, I wanted to research this film further (something I typically do after watching a documentary, rather than taking a film at face value).

After internet searching for Assange's response to the documentary, I found the Wikileaks' response in the form of an annotated transcript of the film.

The documentary appears to be a slick piece of anti-Wikileaks propaganda, peddled as critical and objective journalism. I won't go into this further as other reviews provide information challenging the factual errors.

I encourage you to read the transcript yourself and make up your own mind. Because IMDb does not allow reviews to include URLs, I can not provide the direct link to the transcript. However, it can be found by performing an internet search for the following: "We Steal Secrets the annotated transcript".


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