Gibney on Snowden, Manning, and leaking
Alex Gibney stopped by The Huffington Post Live last week to talk about leaks, whistleblowers, and their role in light of Edward Snowden’s release of NSA secrets. Joined by Jeremy Scahill (Dirty Wars writer/producer) and Jeff Jarvis, CUNY journalism professor. In light of Snowden’s request to seek asylum from Ecuador, the story of WikiLeaks and Assange’s role in heling whistleblowers has become a mainstream conversation again. See the full HuffPost Live 23-minute conversation here.
Park Avenue up for Independent Lens Audience Award
Vote for “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream,” Jigsaw’s contribution to the PBS series “Why Poverty?” Independent Lens’ Audience Award voting closes June 28. Please help us spread the word! The film is about the moat that America’s richest citizens have constructed around themselves. In roughly the last forty years, the establishment of that moat – politically and economically – has resulted in unprecedented inequality in the United States. It’s out on Netflix and iTunes now.
Reddit AMA with Alex Gibney on leaking
Alex Gibney hosted a Q&A on the subreddit IAmA, talking about everything from how the film “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” came about to where he keeps his Oscar. On “Taxi to the Dark Side,” Gibney wrote: I hope that the docs have made me a more empathetic and humble person. I always feel a strong responsibility to those I interview on camera. Check it out here.
Gibney on Colbert to talk about WikiLeaks, secrets
Recently, Alex Gibney stopped by The Colbert Report to talk about Bradley Manning’s ongoing trial. Gibney and Colbert go through the storyline and characters in “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.”