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A local film company has been working around the clock to finish a documentary on Julian Assange before the elections.

The Assange Agenda, by One Planet Films, examines the issues raised by Assange and the broader context of surveillance, whistle blowing and open government.

Director/producer Michael Weatherhead says his team ‘soon realised that no film had really addressed what Assange is about, his philosophy and his political ideas’.

He says that ‘technologies of the information age are creating a crisis of democracy and civil rights. If that is not a big global issue worthy of a documentary, then what is?’

The crew has interviewed Assange’s lawyer in Australia, Julian Burnside, and Glenn Carle, ex-CIA and author of The Interrogator plus a number of experts on surveillance, transparency, privacy and civil rights.

They are also seeking support for the film through crowdfunding; visit www.pozible.com/assange.


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