RISK: A Film by Laura Poitras

Marina Brown catskillmarina at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 14:14:42 PDT 2017

On 06/02/2017 02:14 PM, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> It's interesting though: in the film, you hear him say that there doesn't seem to be much dirt on Trump. Of course, that was years ago so that could have changed. I suspect there might not be a lot of backroom crap with Trump to disclose. He's a pretty public sleazebag.

That's surprising. I used to live in NJ. It seemed like EVERYONE had a
story about how Trump ripped them off or flew his helicopter recklessly.
I don't know how verifiable the stories were but you sure heard them
a lot living in NJ in the 90's.

> 02.06.2017, 14:12, "Marina Brown" <catskillmarina at gmail.com>:
>> On 05/31/2017 07:39 AM, John Newman wrote:
>>>>  On May 30, 2017, at 4:36 PM, juan <juan.g71 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>  On Mon, 29 May 2017 18:41:30 -0400
>>>>  grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=021PuzHG_YA
>>>>>  https://www.youtube.com/results?q=risk+poitras&sp=CAI%=
>>>>>  infohash: 4D0FA67D82682390D7920E1930B02CB45B3CAB96
>>>>          "...Poitras made significant changes in the film over
>>>>          the past year (since a screening at the 2016 Cannes
>>>>          film festival). According to various accounts, it was
>>>>          “a much more straightforward, positive portrayal of
>>>>          WikiLeaks and Assange,” an “activist documentary” that
>>>>          made “an overwhelming case for Assange as a political
>>>>          prisoner.”
>>>>         But this was prior to the exposure of the Democratic
>>>>         Party’s corrupt inner workings by WikiLeaks and claims
>>>>         that the Russians were involved, supposedly to aid
>>>>         Donald Trump. As Slate notes, “Subsequently, Poitras
>>>>         spent months revising her film for release this Friday.”
>>>>         These facts alone should alert the reader to much of
>>>>         what he or she needs to know. Poitras has accommodated
>>>>         herself in part to the hysteria, driven by the
>>>>         Democratic Party hierarchy, over alleged Russian
>>>>         interference in the US elections.
>>>>         That would be bad enough, but in addition and
>>>>         connected to that, the filmmaker has
>>>>         essentially bowed to the pressure of the
>>>>         incessant and reactionary claims that Assange
>>>>         is a “sexual predator.” "
>>>>         et cetera
>>>  It would obviously be fascinating to get a copy of the Cannes cut.
>>>  I wonder if it will see the light of day (my guess is not, but who knows)
>> Not that i really care on a deep level about Russia-Trump machinations.
>> In the end it is just another powerful leader playing power games.
>> I would love to see what Assange has on Trump. I expect he will release
>> it when it is most damaging. That seems to be what he does.
>> --- M

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