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FILM: Hacking Justice (2017)

Friday, 02 Mar 2018

21:30 - 23:30 Forum Stadtpark

Over more than three years, the team of “Hacking Justice” had exclusive access to Baltasar Garzón and other members of the legal team of WikiLeaks and followed their job up-close. The film includes exclusive footage shot by the film’s team of Assange and Garzón inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and previously unseen, highly revealing material provided by WikiLeaks.

In a case defined by its political scope, the lawyers’ work is not limited to their offices. Their activity includes constant travelling: work meetings, informative sessions and the pursuit of support from international institutions. Filming with Garzón and the legal team reflects the global scope of the case with scenes taking place in Spain (Madrid and Torres), the United Kingdom (London), Ecuador (Quito), the United States (New York), Switzerland (Geneva), Sweden (Stockholm) and Germany (Berlin).

Background: In 2012, Julian Assange, editor of WikiLeaks, takes refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. A Swedish prosecutor seeked him for alleged sex offences, but Julian feared it's a trap to extradite him to the United States, where a secret case against him is ongoing. That same year, Judge Baltasar Garzón, famous for prosecuting Pinochet, reinvents himself as a lawyer. At the helm of an international legal team, Garzón leads a complex case, with deep political implications, involving several countries and whose outcome will affect press freedom worldwide. With privileged access to its protagonists for three years, Hacking Justice follows two controversial characters: the champion of transparency for the powerful and the hacker for justice, united against the world’s most powerful state in a standoff which is not over yet.

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