WikiLeaks Releases 'Mediastan' Documentary To Challenge 'The Fifth Estate'

WikiLeaks Releases 'Mediastan' Documentary To Challenge 'The Fifth Estate'Image via newmediadaysdk on Flickr

Julian Assange has made no secret of his opposition to The Fifth Estate, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring film that proposes to tell the story of the founding of WikiLeaks. Taking his anger a step further, Assange now hopes to challenge The Fifth Estate’s narrative with a film of his own, a documentary called Mediastan that gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the WikiLeaks state secrets ordeal of 2011. "What started out as a geopolitical road movie transformed into a tale of comparative censorship as our adventure continued into the unexpected heart of Mediastan,” said Assange in a statement.

The film is now streaming for free on YouTube for those in the UK, where The Fifth Estate hit theaters this weekend, and is rentable for a couple of bucks to audiences elsewhere.

[via The Verge]
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