What do Julian Assange's Friends think about The Fifth Estate?
WikiLeaks has decided to release this internal talking points memo to the public alongside the script, because it represents a frank internal appraisal of the Dreamworks film, THE FIFTH ESTATE, and what is wrong with it.
This document is now issued to media during publicity for the film, which is due for general release on 18 October, 2013.
The points below represent how WikiLeaks believes it should have been portrayed in the film, and why the film is, from WikiLeaks’ perspective, irresponsible, counterproductive and harmful.
There are dozens of positive books about WikiLeaks, but Dreamworks decided to base its script only on the most toxic. So toxic is the first book selected by Dreamworks that it is distributed to US military bases as a mechanism to discourage military personnel from communicating with us. Its author is publicly known to be involved in the Dreamworks production in an ongoing capacity.Julian Assange