‘Fifth Estate’ about Assange and WikiLeaks

December 2021
The film The Fifth Estate tells the story of Julian Assange as he co-founded WikiLeaks and exposed abuses of power such as war crimes by the US military.

The 2013 movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is a must see to get some background on the global significance of Assange and WikiLeaks.

Assange is considered by some to be a spy, traitor and terrorist. Others see him as a hero and champion of democracy and freedom of information.

By publishing top-secret government documents and videos about a decade ago, WikiLeaks exposed crimes by US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WikiLeaks has also exposed cases of corruption, tax evasion and money laundering by world leaders, billionaires and corporations.

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