New Trailer for Alex Gibney's 'We Steal Secrets: Story of WikiLeaks'

June 4, 2013
Source: Empire

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

"I'm untouchable now in this country." After making headlines around the world, Julian Assange and his controversial, government secret spewing website WikiLeaks is now at the center of a new documentary from director Alex Gibney called We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. The documentary seems to trace the rise in fame and power of Assange and his website following the leak initiated by Pfc. Bradley Manning, and seemingly showing Assange as being cocky and eccentric, but not necessarily villainous. Viewers will have to decide for themselves how they feel about Assange, but this looks like a compelling doc.

Here's the new trailer for Alex Gibney's We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, from Empire:

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is directed by Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Casino Jack) Detailing the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website WikiLeaks, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history, the film charts the enigmatic Assange's rise and fall in parallel with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the brilliant, troubled young soldier who downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from classified U.S. military and diplomatic servers. The documentary is scheduled for a limited released by Focus World starting on May 24th this summer.

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This isnt a new trailer ! Get the facts !

Bala Chander R on Jun 4, 2013


I've been looking forward to this for so long.

Akwasi Asabere on Jun 4, 2013


Aren't they the good guys Akwasi?

Carpola on Jun 5, 2013


I honestly don't know. That's why I want to watch this, I want to see who is really in the wrong.

Akwasi Asabere on Jun 5, 2013


Sorry man, I think I'm losing it, I'd meant to write that in reply to Jesse. Apologies. From what I can make out Julian Assange seems a little off. The Bradley Manning side of the story is more interesting to me.

Carpola on Jun 5, 2013


Bradley Manning is an American hero. I mean traitor.

Carpola on Jun 4, 2013



Jesse Bangerter on Jun 4, 2013


Wikileaks has leaked a full annotated transcript of the film, with links to documentary evidence rebutting many of the claims made in the film. I think in fairness to your readers you should maybe update your article to include it at the bottom, to at least alert your readers that a lot of things in Alex Gibney's film are factually inaccurate.   wikileaks[dot]org/IMG/html/gibney-transcript[dot]html - replace [dot] with .'s Just scroll down the left-hand column and read all the green notes. Here's an example, it deals with how Alex Gibney seriously misrepresents the Swedish allegations: wikileaks[dot]org/IMG/html/gibney-transcript[dot]html#2682 Don't waste your money watching the We Steal Secrets movie. As you can see, the director DELIBERATELY uses what he knows to be false evidence in the Swedish case - shows a photo (twice) of a used-looking torn condom that he got from the forensics report of the police evidence file - but chooses NOT to tell the audience that, two pages later, the same forensics report confirms they could find no DNA - not male, not female either - on a supposedly USED condom. (That's on page 77 of the report if anyone wants to find it - it's leaked on the internet). Another fact: the Swedish prosecutor received the lab report on 25 October 2010 - so she wrote out an Interpol Red Notice and an extradition warrant for Assange weeks later IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE that one of the women (interviewed in disguise by Gibney) had handed in faked evidence to the police. I hate rape, horrible crime. But making a biased and untruthful documentary to frame an innocent man for rape is even more horrible. To top it all, Alex Gibney the director of We Steal Secrets also "reconstructs" this ficticious rape using a 3D animation. Disgusting.

Arbed121 on Jun 5, 2013

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