RISK: A Film by Laura Poitras

juan juan.g71 at gmail.com
Tue May 30 13:36:46 PDT 2017

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

		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

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