Julian Assange. Bradley Manning. Collateral murder. Cablegate. WikiLeaks. These people and terms have exploded into public consciousness by fundamentally changing the way democratic societies deal with privacy, secrecy, and the right to information, perhaps for generations to come. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is an extensive examination of all things related to WikiLeaks and the larger global debate over access to information.
Having exposed institutions like Enron, the U.S. Army, and Congress, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney now tells the gripping story of what happens when an incredibly small group of people decide to break open the intelligence vaults of the most powerful nation on the planet. Eschewing the simplicity of heroes and villains, Gibney unearths a tangled web of incredible bravery, high ideals, questionable ethics, and stunning hypocrisy. Through it all, We Steal Secrets proves the power of individuals to shape our world. - S. S.
About the Director
Alex Gibney is the winner of the 2008 Academy Award for best documentary feature for Taxi to the Dark Side. Gibney also wrote, produced, and directed the 2006 Academy Award–nominated film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, which received an Independent Spirit Award and an award from the Writers Guild of America and screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. His most recent films as director include Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Magic Trip, The Last Gladiators, and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.
Cast and Credits
Director: Alex Gibney
Producers: Alex Gibney, Marc Shmuger, Alexis Bloom
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