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The allure and challenge of making movies about Wikileaks

via graphics8.nytimes.com

The saga of Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and WikiLeaks has attracted documentarians and dramatic filmmakers alike, and The New York Times has taken a look at We Steal Secrets, one of the first treatments. We Steal Secrets, a documentary that will premiere at Sundance next month, faces the difficult task of organizing an ongoing story into a coherent narrative — without glossing over the complexities of subjects like Assange's arrest for alleged sexual assault or the role of Manning, who filmmaker Alex Gibney says We Steal Secrets explores "as a human being far more fully than anyone else has."

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