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Filmed over six years including through the 2016 presidential election and up to the present moment, RISK takes viewers closer than they have ever been before to Julian Assange and those who surround him. With unprecedented access, Oscar winner Laura Poitras give us the WikiLeaks story from the inside, allowing viewers to understand our current era of massive leaks, headline-grabbing news, and the revolutionary impact of the internet on global politics.
Filmed over six years, the film is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, RISK is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice.
“An insightful portrait.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“It’s impossible to divorce the viewing experience from the knowledge of how much risk [Poitras] herself has taken to produce it, which only adds to the exigency of her film.” – The Playlist
“The film makes a overwhelming case for Assange as a political prisoner. But Poitras doesn’t yield to hagiography.” – Sight and Sound
Runtime: 87 minutes
Director: Laura Poitras
Language: English, Arabic w/ English subtitles
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