21 April, 2024

Assange doco extended

Award-winning Australian documentary The Trust Fall: Julian Assange is set to have its limited cinema release continue later this year.

Assange doco extended - feature photo

The film reveals the meaning and significance of the continued detainment and persecution of the most divisive political prisoner of modern times - Julian Assange.

The film is the directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Kym Staton - founder and director of Films For Change. It has been shown by all the major cinema chains with a continued national run expected in May.

The well-received documentary delves into the controversial disclosures of WikiLeaks, and its co-founder Assange, from 2010.

According to director Kym Staton, The Trust Fall: Julian Assange examines the meaning and significance of the insights that WikiLeaks shared with the world, the resulting behaviour of the governments involved, and the extraordinary personal risk taken by Assange.

“This is a film about a man who risked everything to bring the truth to light,” Kym said.

Filmed over two years on three continents and in ten cities, The Trust Fall: Julian Assange features highprofile Assange supporters and global experts.

The film is narrated by Susan Sarandon, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, rapper M.I.A and Rage Against The Machine’s guitarist Tom Morello.

The Trust Fall is set to be re-released locally in May. It has already won several awards including Best Emerging Director at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and Best First-Time Director at the Cine Paris Film Festival.

Julian has now been detained without conviction for 13 years, including under asylum in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy (6yrs) and then forcibly-removed to the high-security HM Belmarsh Prison (4yrs, 9mths).


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