‘Fifth Estate’ about Assange and WikiLeaksDecember 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.
Check out the trailer for The Fifth Estate:
- CBS News’s Julian Assange: The 2011 60 Minutes Interview
- DW’s 2020 documentary WikiLeaks - Julian Assange, public enemy?
- IMDb’s page Films About Julian Assange And WikiLeaks
This is a short intro.
To get the full story check out different sources offering in-depth coverage.
And think critically.