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The allure and challenge of making movies about Wikileaks

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The saga of Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and WikiLeaks has attracted documentarians and dramatic filmmakers alike, and The New York Times has taken a look at We Steal Secrets, one of the first treatments. We Steal Secrets, a documentary that will premiere at Sundance next month, faces the difficult task of organizing an ongoing story into a coherent narrative — without glossing over the complexities of subjects like Assange's arrest for alleged sexual assault or the role of Manning, who filmmaker Alex Gibney says We Steal Secrets explores "as a human being far more fully than anyone else has."