Published on March 6th, 2024 | by Damien Straker

The Trust Fall: Julian Assange – Trailer and Synopsis

A shocking new Australian documentary, The Trust Fall: Julian Assange, has been taken up by the three largest cinema chains – Event Cinemas, Hoyts and Village Cinemas. Sessions at the major chains commence today, 6th of March, 2024. The film is currently being shown by hundreds of cinemas across Australia, NZ and the U.K.

The critically acclaimed film delves into the situation, treatment and wider implications of the most famous political prisoner of our times, Julian Assange, and contains a never-seen-before interview with one of the child victims of the infamous Collateral Murder incident.

Assange is the most awarded journalist of the modern age yet has been held in solitary confinement at England’s Belmarsh Prison for almost five years for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He currently awaits a looming decision from the U.K. High Court Judges as to whether he will be extradited to the U.S. to face charges under the U.S. Espionage Act, with the threat of a 175-year prison sentence.

The film is the directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Kym Staton – founder and director of Films For Change.

“This is a film about a man who risked everything to bring the truth to light,” says Staton.

“In 2010, I witnessed the ‘Collateral Murder’ video on the nightly news. At the time I didn’t make sense of it. I had no idea of the significance of this footage, who Julian Assange or WikiLeaks were. I gradually pieced it together over the following eight years and then was motivated to make a film about it.”

Already, The Trust Fall: Julian Assange has won several awards including Best Emerging Director at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Best First-Time Director at the Cine Paris Film Festival and official selection at Warsaw Film Festival.

About the Author'

is a freelance writer and film critic. He studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with an Arts Honours degree in Film Studies. He is a pop culture aficionado and enjoys talking about all films, 90s TV shows, ninjas and watching Rugby League. His favourite film directors are Alfonso Cuarón, Clint Eastwood and Alexander Payne.

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