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    Muckraking Journalist Filmmaker Laura Poitras: Ahead of Surveillance Scandal, Making War on Terror Doc with Assange (VIDEO)

    Mark Boal, move over. Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras is aggressively reporting the National Security Agency surveillance scandal in the international press at the same time that she is filming material for her documentary on the subject, which also includes the participation of WikiLeaks' Julia...

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Gibney Talks Manning and Assange, Stars of his 'WikiLeaks' Expose

    Until recently, nobody knew who Bradley Manning was. Now he's all over the media, having pleaded guilty to ten charges (and not guilty to 12 others) before a Maryland military judge (see his leaked testimony here) for “misusing classified data,” the unlawful possession of classified material, exposi...

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    Review: Provocative Doc 'We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks' Is Essential Immediate Viewing

    Titles can be sticky, none moreso than “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.” The “we” mentioned could be speaking in first-person perspective in regards to the muckracking online collective, which helped power the biggest security breach in government history. Then again, is the story of WikiL...

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    Why Did ITVS Take Away Funding from a Sundance Film It Had a Deal With?

    In the New Yorker this week, journalist Jane Mayer asks if San Francisco-based ITVS was cowed by pressure from a former PBS board member, the incredibly wealthy philanthropist David Koch.

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    Michael Moore, Alex Gibney and Morgan Spurlock Convene for Groundbreaking of New Documentary-Only Theater in NYC

    Acclaimed documentary filmmakers Michael Moore, Alex Gibney and Morgan Spurlock joined together on Tuesday morning with top New York City officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Downtown Community Television Center's brand new documentary-only theater. The 73 seat, digital cinema will be t...

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    Alex Gibney To Direct 4-Hour Documentary On Frank Sinatra For HBO

    It is no overstatement to describe documentary-maker Alex Gibney as one of the pre-eminent filmmakers in America, a blotless 30-year career has seen him accumulate a back catalogue striking not only for the consistently outstanding quality of his work, but also for the boldness and incisiveness of h...

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    HBO Signs Alex Gibney to Direct Sinatra Music Doc (CLIPS)

    HBO has signed Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side") to direct a yet untitled four-hour miniseries documentary on the life and music of Frank Sinatra.

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    Watch: Log On With The Trailer For Alex Gibney's 'We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks'

    Hero, martyr or threat? Depending on where you stand, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is either one of the above or all three, and now Hollywood is coming to tell his story, or at least their version of it. While Benedict Cumberbatch will play the platinum haired whistleblower in this fall's "The F...

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    Trailer Watch: Gibney's 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks,' Taut Chronicle of Assange-Manning Ordeal

    Check out the taut new trailer for prolific documentarian Alex Gibney's "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks," chronicling the incendiary non-profit organization, with particular emphasis on the 2010 leak of Baghdad airstrike footage by military intelligence officer Bradley Manning. The doc deb...

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    Alex Gibney Reacts to Pope Resignation, Talks HBO's 'Mea Maxima Culpa,' Exposing Institutional Protector the Catholic Church UPDATED (VIDEO)

    One of the villains in documentarian Alex Gibney's takedown of the Roman Catholic Church, "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," is the Pope, who February 11 announced his plan to resign at age 85. Did his long-term role --as Cardinal Ratzinger and Pope Benedict XVI--in covering up pedophi...

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