We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (★★★★★ Empire US iPad Review)

WeStealSecretsSquareWhen top-drawer documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) set out to tell the story of the infamous transparency activists, founder Julian Assange asked for a million dollars for an interview. Gibney declined, but decided to go ahead anyway, and the resulting film is as eye-opening as anything leaked by WikiLeaks, uncovering Assange’s past as a ‘hacktivist’, WikiLeaks’ ideological roots, the rape charge scandal (including interviews with the alleged victims), the ongoing Bradley Manning case, and the (arguably hypocritical) secrecy behind the shadowy organisation itself. ★★★★★

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