'We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks' Shows The Real Julian Assange? (Trailer)
'We Steal Secrets' has received strong reviews for its exhaustively rehearsed look at the rise of Wikileaks and Julian Assange.
Directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks' tells the story of the real intentions of the whistleblowing website and the various moral issues surrounding it. However, it focuses on the rock-star rise to fame of its founder, Julian Assange, who was hailed as a revolutionary before holing up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London over fears he would be extradited to the US to face charges of the release of classified American diplomatic cables.
Described as a no holds barred look at the rise of Wikileaks, 'We Steal Secrets' not only gets inside the inner mind of the Assange and his website, it penetrates a complex network of activity which, on one hand, may be guided by courage and idealism, though is also guilty of hypocrisy. In the new trailer, we see Assange getting shirty with an intrepid journalist, and pruning over his front-page spread in The Guardian newspaper.
Following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks' received strong reviews. Peter Debruge of Variety said, "After a long run of Bush-critical pics, it's heartening to see Gibney shift his target to the current administration, demonstrating an ongoing willingness to take on the Man, whoever that may be." David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter agreed, saying, "Alex Gibney's docu-portrait of WikiLeaks is both a juicy chronicle of recent history and a provocative reflection on the role of secrecy in an instant-access world."
It hits theaters in the U.S. on May 24, 2013.
Documentarian Alex Gibney [L] Directs 'We Steal Secrets' About Julian Assange's [R] Wikileaks Whistleblowing Website