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We Steal Secrets

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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.
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.