Doc Of The Month: Risk

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How much of your own life are you willing to risk?

Laura Poitras, Academy Award-winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high-stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice.

"Laura Poitras gains impressive access in this candid documentary following the WikiLeaks founder over a five-year period." ★★★★★ The Guardian

"A jaw-dropping profile of one man's battle with world governments, common decency and his own out-of-control ego." ★★★★ Time Out

Director: Laura Poitras

USA/Germany 2016

Featuring: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum

Run time: 90 mins

****"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" ★★★★

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