Risk

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  • TV-MA
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2016
  • Running time: 94 min
Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its... read more
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Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice. Executive Produced by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot.

Original Release

05/19/2016

US Release

05/02/2017

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Cast

Julian Assange Self
Jacob Appelbaum Self
James Comey Self
Daniel Ellsberg Self
Jeff Sessions Self / Self (archive sound)
Christine Assange Self - Julian's mother
Hillary Clinton Self / Self (archive footage)
Amal Clooney Self - Lawyer / Self
Lady Gaga Self
Helena Kennedy Self - Lawyer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Laura Poitras

Writers

Laura Poitras, Jonathan Oppenheim

Cast

Julian Assange Self
Jacob Appelbaum Self
James Comey Self
Daniel Ellsberg Self
Jeff Sessions Self / Self (archive sound)
Christine Assange Self - Julian's mother
Hillary Clinton Self / Self (archive footage)
Amal Clooney Self - Lawyer / Self
Lady Gaga Self
Helena Kennedy Self - Lawyer
Renata Avila Self - Lawyer
Erinn Clark Self - Tor Project developer
Laura Poitras Self / Self (voice)
Ana Alban Self - Ecuadorian ambassador
Louis Bladel Self - FBI counterintelligence
Anderson Cooper Self / Self (archive sound)
Roger Dingledine Self - Tor Project
Tamer Gadalla Self - TE Data Managing Director
Kristinn Hrafnsson Self
Gavin MacFadyen Self

Producers

Michael Bloom Executive Producer
Josh Braun Executive Producer
Charlotte Cook Executive Producer
Sam Esmail Executive Producer
Vinnie Malhotra Executive Producer
David Menschel Executive Producer
Adam Pincus Executive Producer
AJ Schnack Executive Producer
Jess Search Executive Producer
Laura Poitras Producer
Katy Scoggin Producer
Brenda Coughlin Producer
Yoni Golijov Producer
Jonah Greenstein Producer
Melody London Producer
Anne Neczypor Producer
Pandora Zolotor Producer
Kirsten Johnson Producer

Editors

Erin Casper, Melody London, Laura Poitras

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