We Steal Secrets

Jun 10, 2013

Army Private Bradley Manning recently went on trial in military court for turning over thousands of classified documents to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. It was the largest security breach in US history. The filmmaker Alex Gibney profiles Manning and Wikileaks’ enigmatic founder Julian Assange in a new documentary, We Steal Secrets. It explores the peculiar nature of whistleblowers and also that of the Internet: a free-information machine for the public, but a spying machine for governments. Gibney joins us Tuesday.

We Steal Secrets opens in Salt Lake City this Friday at Broadway Centre Cinemas. Showtimes are to be announced. We'll post them here when they're available. Or you can visit the Salt Lake Film Society's web site for details.

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  • Alex Gibney is the Academy Award winning director of the documentary films Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. His newest film, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.