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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks


Rated R for some disturbing violent images, language and sexual material.

R In Theaters 05/24/2013 , 127min.
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Plot & Details

Filmed with the startling immediacy of unfolding history, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney's We 'Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks' details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Hailed by some as a free-speech hero and others as a traitor and terrorist, the enigmatic Assange's rise and fall are paralleled with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the brilliant, troubled young soldier who downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from classified U.S. military and diplomatic servers, revealing the behind-the-scenes workings of the government's international diplomacy and military strategy. In seeking to expose abuse in the corridors of power, Assange and Manning were undermined by forces within and without, as well as by their own human failings. 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks' is a riveting, multi-layered tale about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth.

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay Alex Gibney Nominated

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