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ITHAKA: Showing at Melbourne Film Festival. First Screening Thursday 12th August at The Forum. Meet 5pm Movie starts 6pm.
August 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
“Arguably the world’s most famous political prisoner, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a figure pretty much everybody has an opinion about; perhaps more importantly, he serves as the emblem of an international arm wrestle over freedom of journalism, government corruption and unpunished war crimes. For his family members who face the prospect of losing him forever to the abyss of the US justice system, however, this David-and-Goliath struggle is personal – and, with his health declining in a British maximum-security prison and American government prosecutors pulling out all the stops to extradite him, the clock is ticking.”
Gabriel Shipton (Half-brother of Julian Assange)
*Meet at The Forum at 5.00pm for pre-drinks and to purchase merchandise.
Film features Ai Weiwei, John Pilger, John Shipton, Stella Moris and Vivienne Westwood.
Tickets here: https://miff.com.au/program/film/ithaka
Donations here: https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/project/ithaka/