MESYM Crossover Documentary Series #9: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

The MESYM Crossover Documentary Series is held every last Thursday of each month @ Loyar Burok. Everyone is invited to come watch the documentary, participate in the discussion, and meet like-minded people. Admission is free!

For our September event, the crossover topic is Freedom of Information. We are screening We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, a documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

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About ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks’

Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) takes the reins for this no-holds-barred look at one of the most unusual phenomena of early 21st century media. In 2006, an Iceland-based outfit called The Sunshine Press launched the website WikiLeaks.org. As run by Australian Internet activist Julian Assange, the site’s mandate involved regularly publishing top-secret documents and covert information, often regarding governments and their respective military operations. As might be expected, this set off a firestorm between those who admired the organization’s bravado and resourcefulness, and those who argued, not unjustly, that the dissemination of data regarding such events as the U.S. war in Afghanistan could put untold numbers of lives at risk. In We Steal Secrets, Gibney relays the story of the WikiLeaks website from the inside, and moves beyond black and white to penetrate a complex network of activity guided by courage and idealism but also allegedly guilty of ethical insensitivity and hypocrisy.

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