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Film Discussion => 2017 In Film => Topic started by: wilder on April 10, 2017, 05:45:09 PM

Title: Risk - Documentary
Post by: wilder on April 10, 2017, 05:45:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1teM525rVlc

Filmed over six years including through the 2016 presidential election and up to the present moment, RISK takes viewers closer than they have ever been before to Julian Assange and those who surround him. With unprecedented access, Poitras give 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.

Directed by Laura Poitras (Citizenfour)
Release Date - In theaters May 5, 2017, on Showtime Summer 2017
Title: Re: Risk - Documentary
Post by: jenkins on April 10, 2017, 11:53:02 PM
a filmmaker immersed in the worlds of state surveillance and the cypherpunk movement.

lol. they just didn't know what to call the people. reminder:

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction.
Title: Re: Risk - Documentary
Post by: wilder on April 10, 2017, 11:56:33 PM
a filmmaker immersed in the worlds of state surveillance and the cypherpunk movement.

lol. they just didn't know what to call the people. reminder:

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction.

Quote from: Wikipedia
A cypherpunk is any activist advocating widespread use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political change. Originally communicating through the Cypherpunks electronic mailing list, informal groups aimed to achieve privacy and security through proactive use of cryptography. Cypherpunks have been engaged in an active movement since the late 1980s.

Also the title of Assange's book (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunks_(book)) from 2012
Title: Re: Risk - Documentary
Post by: jenkins on April 11, 2017, 12:02:12 AM
i only learn the hard way.