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Thu, December 27, 2018 7:00 pm CET

© Praxis Films / Laura Poitras

With »Risk«, the ZKM presents the new documentary by CITIZENFOUR director and Oscar winner Laura Poitras. It is dedicated to the controversial activist Julian Assange and his unveiling platform WikiLeaks. 

How much of your own life are you willing to risk?

Julian Assange, who has been in a tiny building for half a decade, is unimpressed – even if the legal threat he faces threatens to undermine the organization he runs and break the movement he inspired. Director Poitras, who captures this story with an unprecedented approach, finds herself between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.

In a new world order where a single keystroke can change history, »Risk« is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth and sacrifice. Executing producer is Sam Esmail, creator of »Mr. Robot«.

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ZKM | Karlsruhe
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