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.