WikiLeak’s Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange Documented in Showtime’s ‘Risk’ Airing Tonight

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WikiLeak’s Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange Documented in Showtime’s ‘Risk’ Airing Tonight

Filmed over six years including through the 2016 presidential election, Showtime’s “Risk” takes viewers closer than they have ever been before to Julian Assange and those who surround him.

With unprecedented access, Poitras gives us the WikiLeaks story from the inside, allowing viewers to understand our current era of massive leaks, headline-grabbing news and the revolutionary impact of the internet on global politics.

“Risk” is a portrait of power, principles, betrayal, and sacrifice when the stakes could not be any higher. It is a first-person geopolitical thriller told from the perspective of a filmmaker immersed in the worlds of state surveillance and the cypherpunk movement.

“Risk” confirms Poitras’ directorial ability to record history as it unfolds on camera, and craft narratives at the highest level. Showtime Networks teamed up with NEON to release “Risk” theatrically nationwide in May to critical acclaim.

“Risk” is produced in association with Field of Vision and First Look Media, and is executive produced by Sam Esmail, the award-winning creator of “Mr. Robot.”

The above press release was issued by Showtime.

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