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 of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange 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.
- Director: Laura Poitras
- Principal Cast: Jacob Appelbaum, Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison
- Country: USA
- Year: 2016
- Running Time: 87 Minutes
- Producer: Brenda Couglin, Yoni Golijov, Laura Poitras
- Screenplay: Laura Poitras
- Cinematographers: Laura Poitras, Kirsten Johnson, Katy Scoggin
- Editors: Melody London, Erin Casper, Laura Poitras
- Music: Jeremy Flower
- Website: Official Film Website
- Language: English, Spanish