Risk: Laura Poitras’ confused, superficial documentary about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks


By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, Senior Film & Culture Critics, wsws.orghoriz grey line

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The authors are film & culture critics for wsws.org, and are among the best in the field of political cultural analysis.

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uza2-zombienationAssange comes across as a genuinely admirable figure. To his credit, he eschews this sort of self-involvement. When Lady Gaga asks him, “How do you feel?” Assange politely but firmly tells the pop singer, “Who gives a damn what I feel?” In reply to her semi-silly questions about his “favorite food” and such, the WikiLeaks founder observes that he is not “a normal person,” and that he is “obsessed” with the world political situation.


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