As a documentary subject, WikiLeaks couldn’t be in better hands than those of Alex Gibney. The Oscar-winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side, whose other films include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Mea Maxima Culpa, has displayed an ongoing interest in exposing corruptions of power. WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website responsible for the largest leaks of classified documents in history, was founded on the same principle. Yet it is surprising that We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks explores the decline of the organization as it became a victim of its own beliefs.The documentary explores the context in which WikiLeaks was created: in the years after 9/11, when government agencies changed the ways they classified and shared information. It was this situation that allowed the US to surveil its citizens like never before and to invade Iraq without a shred of actionable intelligence. It was this same situation that allowed Army private Bradley Manning to access documents of the abuses his country was committing abroad.We Steal Secrets parallels the rise of WikiLeaks with the decline of Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst in Iraq who eventually became WikiLeaks’ most significant source. His findings would eventually comprise a series of… Read full this story
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