Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) returns with an intimate portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organisation he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice. Executive Produced by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot.
“However you feel about Assange -- and about risk, secrecy, and so many other things touched on by this film -- it's a story that demands watching.” – JOCELYN NOVECK, ASSOCIATED PRESS