Ashdoc's movie review---The fifth estate

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Ashdoc's movie review---The fifth estate

Post by ashdoc on Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:18 am

Knowledge is power....

And information---it makes you god....

That's what Julian Assange is probably feeling when Wikileaks is shaking governments around the globe....

He and Daniel Domscheit-Berg begin to work on Wikileaks , a website for sharing classified information which is not normally accessible to the common man and whose sources are kept anonymous....

....And they hit paydirt as they expose the illegal activities of a bank....

They discover to their joy that the law is on their side as the court dissolves the injunction they bank has obtained on their website and their website , which had disappeared miraculously appears back on the internet due to the dissolution of the injunction....

The pair have tasted first blood....

But Daniel Domscheit-Berg is in for a shocker when he wants to have a success party with the ' many ' people who work for the site and discovers that those people are nothing but dupe IDs created by Julian Assange himself....

The two are in it alone....

This is the first of Assange's secrets to tumble out , and others come out later too---like the fact that he deliberately whitens his hair due to his involvement in a cult , and the fact that he had a traumatic childhood....

But Assange is best at leaking others' secrets out , and he and Daniel Domscheit-Berg do team up again ( inspite of Domscheit-Berg 's misgivings about Assange ) to expose other people---like Sarah Palin's Yahoo account and leaking membership of the British national party....

And as Daniel Domscheit-Berg loses his job and his and his girlfriend's relationship begins to fray as Assange's constant presence interferes in their privacy , he finds his destiny interlinked with wikileaks....

But is wikileaks a really noble enterprise ?? 
Does Assange that brave man who wants to bring revolution ??
Or is he a conman who wants to satisfy his huge ego by having the power to expose people and shake governments ??

What in undeniable is the fact that he has created a fifth estate---an alternative to the fourth estate , as the press likes to call itself....

But his leaking of sensitive information has irked some powerful people around the globe , and massively so....
Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg are constantly under surveillance by people employed by these powerful people....

And Julian Assange very obviously enjoys the limelight that this bring him in.... 

But does Julian Assange's and Daniel Domscheit-Berg's relationship strengthen or weaken over time ?? 

And what will happen when they expose information that can get people in danger....?? 

Matters between Assange and Domscheit-Berg come to a brink as they have huge differences when it's time to release thousands of documents that the United States government has kept classified....and when a US controlled spy in the middle east has to be hurriedly evacuated as he is about to be exposed....

So how long will the good times last ??---for all good ( is what Assange is doing can be called really good ?? ) things come to an end....

But till they last , we get to see some real life ( as opposed to reel life ) excitement that creates waves around the world and makes Assange a hero for many people....

Sadly , we learn in the movie that some intrepid journalists who used to expose parliamentary secrets were hanged for their bravery in the past....

Will the same happen to Julian Assange ??

The world awaits the verdict....

Verdict on the movie---Good .

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