Julian Assange has remarked that the Hollywood film, The Fifth Estate, due to be released in the US in November, is an immense propaganda attack against WikiLeaks. Julian Assange has asserted that Dreamworks was spending millions of dollars on The Fifth Estate only to fan the flames of war against Iran.
The Fifth Estate stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and looks back at the early days of the WikiLeaks website as Julian Assange attempted to transport confidential diplomatic data into the public domain. Julian Assange criticised the ‘anti-WikiLeaks’ film, The Fifth Estate, via a videolink from London on Wednesday.
Addressing the Oxford Union through the videolink, Julian Assange divulged that he had obtained a script of The Fifth Estate, which has now commenced filming. Julian Assange, while reading the script of The Fifth Estate, voiced that the opening scene of the film was inside an Iranian military complex, with documents consisting of nuclear symbols. Julian Assange expressed that The Fifth Estate is implying that Iran is working on an atomic weapon.
Julian Assange used up more than 60 minutes while talking to the Oxford Union from the Ecuadorean embassy in London on Wednesday. The WikiLeaks founder, wanted in Sweden for grilling over sexual assault allegations, has been granted political asylum in Ecuador, but has spent the last seven months in Ecuador’s embassy.
Julian Assange has alleged that the ‘anti-WikiLeaks’ film, The Fifth Estate, is lying and attacking the whistle-blowing website. As per the WikiLeaks founder, the film was assaulting the character of the employees of WikiLeaks.
The Fifth Estate’s director, Bill Condon, has voiced that, only after the passage of decades, the world will comprehend the complete impact of WikiLeaks and the manner in which it has transformed the spread of data. Bill Condon has assured that his film wouldn’t claim any long-view authority on its subject or endeavour to be judgmental. The Fifth Estate, as per the director, intends to scrutinise the difficulties and challenges of transparency in the information age. The director wishes that the film augments and invigorates the conversations, which have already been initiated by WikiLeaks regarding governmental transparency.