Monday, November 4, 2013

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

A profile of the professional life of hacker Julian Assange, a man of a thousand descriptors ranging from brilliant to arrogant to slithery, beginning with his involvement as a teen with a group that targeted a NASA space launch in 1989 to his founding of WikiLeaks in 2006, an anonymous whistleblowing website that propelled him to rockstar status and was responsible for the single largest security rupture in United States history. We Steal Secrets is another outstanding documentary from Alex Gibney mainly because, although it is decidedly clear where his opinion lies on the subject, he still presents a fair minded, all encompassing portrait of his controversial, many angled subject.