Directed by the Oscar Award winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks tells the story of Julian Assange's rise and fall as the founder of Wikileaks and self-proclaimed defender of truth and freedom. The film draws on the testimony of over twenty witnesses and charts the role of Bradley Manning and other key players in the birth of a new age of digital whistle-blowing and citizen journalism.
This free screening is being held as part of the new FLJS programme examining the socio-legal implications of the rise of social media in the digital age, and raises questions in relation to freedom of speech, censorship, and the respective roles of the citizen and the state in the twenty-first century.
Dr Jonathan Bright, Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, will give a short introduction to the film to shed light on some of the main issues raised.
Praise for We Steal Secrets
Mark Olson, Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News