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ithaka – a father. a family. a fight for justice

Documentary Film Australia 2022
By: Ben Lawrence
Tue, 18 October 2022, 8:00 PM

ITHAKA documents the struggle of Julian Assange, a man whose idea of justice led him to found the organization WikiLeaks to provide a safe platform for whistleblowers to expose crimes committed by governments. The information published by WikiLeaks has brought to light countless abuses, including war crimes, corruption and environmental scandals. For this revolutionary journalistic work, Julian Assange has been celebrated and showered with awards, but it is precisely this journalism that has led the U.S. to charge him with espionage and demand his extradition. Should Assange be extradited to the U.S., he faces a closed-door trial and a prison sentence of 175 years. For more than three years, he has been held under the harshest conditions in London's high-security Belmarsh prison, awaiting the outcome of his extradition proceedings.

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Film Info

Info

Title
ithaka – a father. a family. a fight for justice
Genre
Documentary Film
Release Date
01.01.2022
Country
  • Australia
Length
114 Minutes
Color Format
  • Color
Formats
  • Dolby Stereo (SR)

Crew

Director
Ben Lawrence
Winner of the 2020 Australian Directors Guild best feature film award, Ben Lawrence’s films have screened in competition at Toronto, Busan, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Melbourne, Sitges, Moscow, Sheffield, … More

Camera
Niels Ladefoged
Music
Brian Eno
Editing
Karen Johnson
Screenwriter
Ben Lawrence
Producer
Gabriel Shipton

Cast

John Shipton
Stella Moris
Ai Weiwei
John Pilger

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