Evaluation of the WikiLeaks video : We steal secrets. The story of a WikiLeaks from the critical thinking perspective.

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Name Institution Subject Date This paper is a critical analysis of the documentary film “We Steal Secrets: The story of WikiLeaks” directed by Alex Gibney and produced by Jigsaw Productions in January 2013. It is a forensic examination of the story of Wikileaks and how the founder Julian Assange became one of the world’s most famous whistle blowers through revelations of government and corporate secrets world over.


Wikileaks is an immensely complex organization and in the film the author tries to shed light to its activities the background of its founder Julian Assage and the controversies surrounding it. In this film, the audience may decide for themselves if its founders and members qualify to be considered criminals especially by the US government or heroes in the fight for freedom of expression. Gibney tries to portray the documentary to appear unbiased by presenting events without openly consenting to pass judgment regarding Wikileaks by rendering both the positive and what has been perceived as negative activities attributed to the organization. ...
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