Oscar-winning producer/director/writer Alex Gibney, who directed the Academy Award-winning TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (2007), presented a new documentary WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS, a wonderful film that discusses the way democratic societies deal with privacy, secrecy, and the right to information by examining WikiLeaks and its notorious founder, Julian Assange.
Gibney is an MFF alum for multiple films including MAGIC TRIP, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, and CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY. He also guest-presented Serbian film director Dušan Makavejev’s WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM (1971) at the 2008 Maryland Film Festival.
Standing to Alex‘s immediate left is longtime collaborator Alison Ellwood, (co-director of MAGIC TRIP, who also appeared with Gibney at MFF 2011) who is at Sundance this year with her new documentary chronicling the Eagles, HISTORY OF THE EAGLES PART ONE.
– Jed Dietz, MFF Director