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From the Academy Award-winning director of “Citizenfour” comes a compelling new portrait of whistle blower Julian Assange. Filmed over six years, “Risk” is a 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, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.
The sequel to “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema” sees the reunion of brilliant philosopher Slavoj Zizek with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, now using their inventive interpretation of moving pictures to examine ideology – the collective fantasies that shape our beliefs and practices.
Alex Gibney’s latest documentary details claims of the American/Israeli jointly developed malware Stuxnet – deployed not only to destroy Iranian enrichment centrifuges but also threaten attacks against Iranian civilian infrastructure.
From Executive Producers Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, “National Bird” is the story of courageous whistle-blowers who break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war – a decision that will change their lives forever.
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See the film that’s making waves across the world. “That Sugar Film” asks the question – do you really know what’s in your ‘healthy’ food? “That Sugar Film” is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar.
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz has his fingerprints all over the internet – he was integral to the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded the global social news and entertainment website Reddit. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and politics combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ is a personal story about what we lose when we ignore the implications of technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.