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Running Time: 75 minutes
Venue: Playhouse Theater
Cast: Julian Assange
Showtime: Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 03:20 PM
Director: Bosse Lindquist
Description: WikiLeaks has become world famous in record time after having made the biggest disclosure of classified information in history. There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of information available to the world about everything from torture in the war in Iraq to the shady business dealings of Icelandic bankers.
But few know anything about what drives WikiLeaks or about its mysterious founder - Julian Assange - declared a hero by some and accused of everything from espionage to rape by others.
Who are the people behind WikiLeaks and how did they get where they are today?
It is a revolution, with a new type of rebels. An IT guerrilla with no national base, who has become a global power in no time. But what few people have realized is that the publishing of classified American documents is only a small step along the way, in a long-term political and ideological struggle. WikiLeaks' ambition is to change the entire world. And with information as its weapon instead of old-fashioned methods using violence and death. The idea is to combat all the secretiveness of government and industry in order to expose all the hidden criminality and abuse of power.
In WikiRebels, Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquist follow the organisation's development, from back when its founder Julian Assange was a teenager, hacking into the army's mainframe computers, up until the present -the releasing of 260,000 explosive American diplomatic reports. Along the way, it recounts how WikiLeaks has posted millions of classified documents on the Web and blown the whistle on everything from corrupt African presidents to swindling Swiss and Icelandic bankers.
Julian Assange and several of the organization's key players appear in the program, giving their first in-depth interviews.
The documentary will also be the very first to give a detailed account of the central role that was and is still being played by two small countries on the northern edge of Europe - Sweden and Iceland.
Screening with: Telefone
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