RISK: A Film by Laura Poitras

John Newman jnn at synfin.org
Wed May 31 04:39:39 PDT 2017

> 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)

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