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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  11 July 2013 (Germany)
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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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John 'FuzzFace' McMahon ...
Himself - NASA Network Administrator (as John 'Fuzface' McMahon)
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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Himself - Founder, WikiLeaks (archive footage)
Robert Manne ...
Himself - Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne (as Prof. Robert Manne)
Heather Brooke ...
Herself - Journalist
Michael Hayden ...
Himself - Former NSA and CIA Director (as Gen. Michael Hayden)
J. William Leonard ...
Himself - U.S. Government Classification Czar
Daniel Domscheit-Berg ...
Himself - Former WikiLeaks Spokesperson
Smári McCarthy ...
Himself - Icelandic Digital Freedom Society
Birgitta Jónsdóttir ...
Herself - Icelandic Parliamentarian
Adrian Lamo ...
Himself - Hacker
Timothy Douglas Webster ...
Himself - Former Army Counterintelligence Agent (as Tim Webster)
Chelsea Manning ...
Herself - WikiLeaks Source (archive footage) (as Bradley Manning)
Jason Edwards ...
Himself - Friend of Bradley Manning
Nick ...
Himself - Served with Bradley Manning
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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)  »

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Előttünk nincsenek titkok: A WikiLeaks története  »

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

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$158,932 (USA) (14 June 2013)
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Julian Assange: You talk of times of peace for all, and then prepare for war.
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Assange and Manning, via Gibney
8 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this documentary about the trials and tribulations of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning (the latter now a woman): everything about Manning is concise and brilliantly put together, with his text coming through in his conversations and confessionals (mostly to the hacker who ratted him out), and the actual story of Assange with the escalation of Wikileaks and all those many documents and videos is fascinating to watch, raising good questions about the nature of information and classified info in the digital age (and despite everything Assange has no charges against him from the US).

If I have a criticism there was just a bit too much information on the sex case - not so much the press reaction, which by Assanges one doing in part, ended up connecting to Wikileaks as a struggle itself - mostly with a supposedly incognito interview with one of the accusers in the case (which I didn't think was just shot very well whether to preserve her identity or not). It's needed there as some part of the story, but it felt too padded out in that section when really the main focus and what Gibney as a storyteller gets the best material is how these two men communicated.

That's where thematically you see this story still playing out with much harsher terms with Snowden, a kind of logical extension of the likes of Manning and Assange, who had their own problems relating to the world and used the many-tentacled beast known as the world wide web to reach out to people for various reasons ("hey, all info should be out there" to "I... care?") It's very good stuff that I wish was a masterpiece, but if you want to know about this whole story and never knew exactly all the key details, look no further.


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