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Based on a true story, Biopics, Drama, Thriller
The title of The Fifth Estate suggests Wikileaks, and its controversial founder Julian Assange, have reshaped the hierarchy of global power, creating a new tier above news media (which are sometimes known as ‘the fourth estate’). Since its inception, Wikileaks has offered people a forum to place classified information into the public realm. Assange claims he is providing an important service in enabling a free, open flow of information, but he has become the enemy of governments around the world. The Fifth Estate asks whether Assange is a Robin Hood of the web or an egocentric mischief-maker.
Documentary about influential philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky, following him on lecture tours as he campaigns against corporate media.
14+ years 160 mins
Satire of the ruthlessness of TV companies from the '70s, about a newsreader having a meltdown who is sacked, then re-hired to help ratings.
14+ years 116 mins
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