April 2022 Newsflash – Julian Assange

Julian Assange

Who is Julian Assange?

The world’s most famous political prisoner, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has become an emblem of an international arm wrestle over freedom of journalism, government corruption and unpunished war crimes. Julian Assange is a journalist, publisher and the founder of Wikileaks. Wikileaks is a site created for whistleblowers to safely leak information of wrongdoing. One of the most famous leaks was released in 2010 labelled Collateral Murder. It showed US soldiers shooting at and murdering Iraqi civilians – including journalists and children. Since 2010, when Wikileaks started publishing evidence of war crimes and torture committed by US forces, there has been a sustained and concerted effort by several States to extradite him to the United States for prosecution. For more information, please read here: https://ithaka.movie/about-the-film/#faq

Now with Julian facing a 175-year sentence if extradited to the US, his family members are confronting the prospect of losing Julian forever to the abyss of the US justice system. The documentary movie Ithaka follows Assange’s father, John Shipton, and fiancé Stella Moris, as they join forces to advocate for Julian on this international odyssey. As they rally a world-wide network of supporters and politicians, they cautiously step into the media’s glare – and are forced to confront the events that made Julian a global flashpoint. For more background information about the documentary, please read here: https://ithaka.movie/about-the-film/

For the trailer, see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKOu8ej0ewQ&t=1s

Ithaka screenings

Ithaka is showing in multiple locations and times across Australia. For all screenings, please see the full list here: https://ithaka.movie/watch-the-film/

For our Perth-based subscribers, Ithaka will be screened 24 APRIL 2022 at 6PM, Luna Cinemas with a special post-screening Q + A with Jennifer Robinson.

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