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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)  »

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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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Wilhelm Scream: At 1:10:18 in a clip of an explosion. See more »

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Michael Hayden: We steal secrets; we steal other nations' secrets.
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This film starting with its title is essentially a government smear of both Assange and Manning.
16 June 2013 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I went to the film hoping, but unfortunately, this film is not a documentary, but rather an attack on the Assange and Bradley Manning and an example of a long history of attacking the messenger to avoid the message. In this case the message is essentially massive government and military war crimes.

If you have reviewed the facts, it will be obvious that the film distorts with a purpose. Take for example the long and phony presentation of the woman most responsible for the rape charge against Assange. She is shown supposedly being heavily made up so her appearance will be hidden, but then you can see her clearly. What is left out is that she is not only right wing, but has posted to her then official campus web site instructions of how women can get revenge on men. She took this down after her charges. She also is a public supporter and fundraiser for the right wing Cuban group, Women in White. All legal, but she protests too often that she is not a CIA agent. The real point is that she has clear motives that should be considered before covering her up with makeup. Also, the film states assertions that are not fact, and leaves out major points such as Assange's offer to be interviewed in England and Sweden's refusal to agree to not turn him over the US - as they have in past renditions.

Finally, the film emphasizes the mental illness or quirks of these two men. Why does this matter? Because it is a long used method of distracting from their substantive evidence of government crimes. Assange and Manning are not the criminals in this case, but those who carried out the crimes they revealed.


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