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WE STEAL SECRETS - THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS

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WE STEAL SECRETS - THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 130m 5s

Release date 12/07/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong real images of violence and strong language

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Alex Gibney

Cast includes Julian Assange

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 02/07/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WE STEAL SECRETS - THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS is a documentary about the Wikileaks website and its founder, Julian Assange. It is rated 15 for strong real images of violence and strong language.

The film includes video footage from on board a US helicopter in Afghanistan, including sight of people on the ground being targeted and shot. People are seen falling to the floor and a man is seen attempting to carry an injured child, before he too is shot. The footage is black and white and grainy and reveals little detail, although the fact the shootings are real creates a strong impact. Still photographs of the same incident, taken by journalists on the ground, are subsequently shown. These include sight of bloody injuries and a child's bloody body. The film also includes still photographs showing prisoners in their underwear at Abu Ghraib.

The film also contains six uses of strong language ('f**k').

There are some references to sexual violence during discussion of the accusations that have been levelled at Assange. On-screen text quotes from a newspaper report on the alleged assault, stating "He was already inside her... She asked if he was wearing anything and he said 'You'". There is also footage from a Japanese TV reconstruction of the assault, with animated figures seen lying on top of each other in bed, without any nudity or sexual detail.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.

Details

Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
13/05/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
130m 5s
Approved footage
11707+8
BBFC reference
AFF300325
Registration number
CFJ28958

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