Father of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, John Shipton, will be in Mullumbimby this evening for a preview of a film documenting his campaign for the Australian journalist’s freedom.
There is a chance Northern Rivers’ based advocates for Mr Assange will catch a glimpse of themselves in Ithaka, directed by another of John Shipton’s children, Gabriel Shipton.
Part of the documentary was filmed when John and Gabriel Shipton visited the Northern Rivers late last year for a series of forums campaigning for Mr Assange’s release.
Mr Shipton senior is back in the region after attending Mr Assange’s wedding in London’s Belmarsh Prison.
Mr Assange married Stella Morris, the mother of his two young sons and also one of his former lawyers.
Mr Shipton told Bay FM’s Community Newsroom last week the wedding was a joyful occasion tinged with pathos.
He said he wanted to thank Northern Rivers supporters of Mr Assange by seeing them in person at this evening’s preview screening of Ithaka at Mullumbimby’s Drill Hall from 7pm.
Mr Shipton said he would take questions from the audience after the screening.
Tickets are available at Drill Hall from 6.15pm.