- Mon Apr 10, 2017, 9:05 AM GMT
Filmed for over six years, 'Citizenfour' director Laura Poitras' documentary, which follows the WikiLeaks founder, is set to premiere on Showtime this summer.READ MORE
Showtime Documentary Films will release "Risk", the latest documentary from Academy Award winner Laura Poitras (Citizenfour). 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. "Risk" confirms Poitras' directorial ability to record history as it unfolds on camera, and craft narratives at the highest level.