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Julian Assange on Raindance jury

3 September 2013 3:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

WikiLeaks founder to judge films at the 21st Raindance Film Festival; 2013 line-up unveiled.Scroll down for full line-up of films

Julian Assange has joined the jury of the 21st Raindance Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 6), a London-based event that celebrates independent film in the UK and around the world.

The appointment is a controversial one. The Australian editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning about sexual assault allegations.

It is understood that he fears Sweden would extradite him to the Us, where he believes he is wanted in relation to WikiLeaks’ disclosure of a significant amount of classified Us military and diplomatic documents.

Commenting on Assange’s appointment, Raindance founder Elliot Grove said: “Every year Raindance invites interesting people to join our jury. In the past we have had musicians like Mick Jones, Marky Ramone and [link »

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Exclusive: Mad Ship world trailer premiere

12 March 2013 3:15 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

This buzzed-about Canadian drama had its world premiere as part of the Whistler Film Festival this past November. Now we've got the world premiere of the film's very first trailer to share with you.

Mad Ship follows the quixotic depression-era story of a Scandinavian immigrant who, upon the death of his beloved wife, decides to build a huge boat and sail out of the Prairie’s dust-bowl. Behind the camera is first-time director David Mortin and stars Nikolaj Lie KaasGil BellowsLine VerndalGage MunroeMartha BurnsLane StylesAidan Devine and Rachel Blanchard

The preview makes its television debut tonight on Et Canada but we've got it exclusively for you online here at Check out the first official trailer, courtesy of D Films, from the Manitoba-based story after the cut! »

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