This Film Night is being held as part of the new FLJS programme examining the socio-legal implications of the rise of social media in the digital age, and raises questions in relation to freedom of speech, censorship, and the respective roles of the citizen and the state in the twenty-first century.
Directed by the Oscar Award winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks’ tells the story of Julian Assange's rise and fall as the founder of Wikileaks and self-proclaimed defender of truth and freedom. The film draws on the testimony of over twenty witnesses and charts the role of Bradley Manning and other key players in the birth of a new age of digital whistle-blowing and citizen journalism.
A short talk will be given before the screening by Dr Jonathan Bright, Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.
Spaces will be limited for this screening, so to find out more and reserve your place, please visit the FLJS website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.