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19:30 to 22:00
End date
21 October 2014
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm


FLJS Films - We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Free screening of Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney's documentary


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

A propulsive espionage thriller played out in the real world

Mark Olson, Los Angeles Times

Relentlessly compelling. Future historians will find the ideal chronicle of our era in the superbly crafted We Steal Secrets

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News