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Film Screening: “The Trust Fall: Julian Assange” – London Premiere

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm GMT


Media are invited to attend:

Join us for the LONDON and UK premiere of this POWERFUL and highly political documentary + a post-film panel discussion + Q&A with the Writer & Director, Kym Staton + SPECIAL GUESTS TBA.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – A powerful new documentary film, The Trust Fall: Julian Assange, will premiere in London on 18 February on the eve of Assange’s Final Appeal in the Royal Courts of Justice (20 & 21 February) against extradition to the US.

The film tells the story of Australian citizen Julian Assange – the most famous political prisoner and internationally-awarded journalist of our time – who exposed US war crimes and government corruption on his whistleblower WikiLeaks website back in 2010.

Charged under the antiquated US Espionage Act 1917, with the threat of a 175-year prison sentence, Julian is facing imminent extradition to the US for revealing the shocking truth behind the US-led invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Filmed over two years on three continents and in ten cities, The Trust Fall: Julian Assange features high-profile Assange supporters and global experts; Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, activists John Pilger and Tariq Ali, journalists Chris Hedges and Stefania Maurizi, Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson, government leaders Jill SteinSen. Peter Whish-Wilson and Sen. David Shoebridge and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer among others. It also includes heart wrenching conversations with Julian’s own family; Stella AssangeJohn Shipton and Gabriel Shipton.

In The Trust Fall: Julian Assange film, wife Stella confesses: “I’ve taken so many steps for so many years, and I feel like Julian’s life might be coming to an end. It’s been years of breaking someone down, of trying to destroy his life.”
The film is narrated by Susan Sarandon, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, rapper M.I.A and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. It is the directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Kym Staton – founder of Films For Change.

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

“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.”

“Britain has given the go-ahead for his US extradition, but his legal team has been trying to overturn that decision. The final appeal will happen in the UK court on 20 & 21 Feb. 20-21. Julian’s wife Stella describes it as ‘Day X. It’s now or never for Julian. This is his last chance before being handed over to the Americans and potentially disappearing forever‘.”

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.

Julian has now been detained without conviction for 13 years, 1 month and 16 days, including under asylum in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy (6yrs, 9mths & 25 days) and then forcibly-removed to the high-security HM Belmarsh Prison (4yrs, 9mths & 28 days).

Media contact – for media premiere RSVPs, interviews, audio files, video clips and hires images:
Kym Staton   kjstaton@icloud.com   +61 413 236 525 


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107 Kingsland High Street
London, E8 2PB United Kingdom
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