May 23, 2013
“It’s terribly important that we see the horrors of war, because then we know what’s happening in our names,” says Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. “If that stuff is kept secret, then we’re on our way to tyranny.”
Reason TV’s Zach Weissmueller sat down to talk with Gibney, the man behind ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’ and ‘Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room’, about his latest documentary, ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks’, which opened on May 24.
Watch the interview above to find out why Gibney considers Bradley Manning a tragic hero, Julian Assange an egomaniac who “believes his own fiction,” and Wikileaks and similar projects forces for liberation in an age of tyrannical despots abroad and a growing surveillance state at home.
Interview by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Tracy Oppenheimer and Paul Detrick.
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