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.