2017 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Laura Poitras, producer Yoni Golijov

Starting in 2011, filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) got unique access to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and his team. Assange was making headlines over the leaks of US State Department cables, but was also sought by Swedish authorities over charges of sexual assault. Poitras creates a complex portrait of Assange and his colleagues Jacob Appelbaum and Sarah Harrison. As Assange continues to command international attention from his refuge in London’s Ecuadorian embassy, this film serves as a vital document of his character. Courtesy of NEON/Showtime Documentary Films.


Short List: Features


Official Site: http://riskfilm.org
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Director: Laura Poitras
Producer: Brenda Coughlin, Yoni Golijov, Laura Poitras
Cinematographer: Kirsten Johnson, Laura Poitras, Katy Scoggin
Editor: Erin Casper, Melody London, Laura Poitras
Music: Jeremy Flower
Running Time: 87
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017