“Risk is another fascinating piece of cinema-as-history that reminds us that Laura Poitras remains one of our most original, courageous and valuable filmmakers.” —RogerEbert.com
Having cemented her reputation as a preeminent documentarian with Citizenfour, filmmaker Laura Poitras now turns her camera to the elusive Julian Assange. Shot over the course of five years and with unprecedented access to the Wikileaks founder, Risk goes beyond chronicling controversy to reveal a powerful character study of Assange—his quest for the truth via the release of huge troves of classified documents and his subsequent entrapment and asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. 2016, DCP, 92 minutes.
After the screening, join just for a lively discussion with Yoni Golijov, the film’s producer; Aaron Call, director of information security for Minnesota’s Executive Branch; and Chris Ison, associate professor at the Hubbard School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota. This conversation will be moderated by Sheryl Mousley, Walker senior curator of Moving Image.