Risk

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2017
  • 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

05/05/2017

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Cast

Julian Assange Himself
Sarah Harrison Herself
Jacob Appelbaum Himself
James Comey Himself (archive footage)
Daniel Ellsberg Himself
Jeff Sessions Himself (archive sound)
Donald J. Trump Himself (archive footage)
Christine Assange Herself - Julian's mother
Hillary Clinton Herself (archive footage)
Amal Clooney Herself - Lawyer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Laura Poitras

Writers

Laura Poitras

Cast

Julian Assange Himself
Sarah Harrison Herself
Jacob Appelbaum Himself
James Comey Himself (archive footage)
Daniel Ellsberg Himself
Jeff Sessions Himself (archive sound)
Donald J. Trump Himself (archive footage)
Christine Assange Herself - Julian's mother
Hillary Clinton Herself (archive footage)
Amal Clooney Herself - Lawyer
Lady Gaga Herself
Helena Kennedy Herself - Lawyer
Joseph Farrell Himself
Renata Avila Herself - Lawyer
Jennifer Robinson Herself - Lawyer
Erinn Clark Herself - Tor Project developer
Laura Poitras Herself
Ana Alban Herself - Ecuadorian ambassador
Louis Bladel Himself - FBI counterintelligence (as Special Agent Louis Bladel)
Anderson Cooper Himself

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
Kirsten Johnson Producer
Laura Poitras Producer
Sam Esmail Producer
Katy Scoggin Producer
Brenda Coughlin Producer
Yoni Golijov Producer
Jonah Greenstein Producer
Melody London Producer
Anne Neczypor Producer
Pandora Zolotor Producer

Editors

Erin Casper, Melody London, Laura Poitras

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