We Steal Secrets: the rise and fall of WikiLeaks in classic Hollywood terms

From: Hack in the Box
Source: http://news.hitb.org/content/we-steal-secrets-rise-and-fall-wikileaks-classic-hollywood-terms

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All movies have heroes and villains and Alex Gibney’s documentary, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, felt like vintage silver screen. Two-thirds of the way through, the film established clear roles. Our protagonist is Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder and underdog hacker hero. His evil nemesis is actually information-silencing bureaucracy but the US government largely plays this role (voiced often by Michael Hayden, former director of both the NSA and CIA). It’s a classic conflict: a battle waged over censorship and the public’s right to know.

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“Julian and WikiLeaks, the very ideals of WikiLeaks, are not one in the same”

From: Hack in the Box
Source: http://news.hitb.org/content/julian-and-wikileaks-very-ideals-wikileaks-are-not-one-same

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney doesn’t shy away from controversy. In fact, he may gravitate towards it. His previous works cover the fall of Enron (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), the Elliot Spitzer saga (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer), and torture during the war in Afghanistan (Taxi to the Dark Side).

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