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Re: <nettime> wikirebels_-_the_documentary
vana kostayola on Sun, 19 Dec 2010 04:45:17 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> wikirebels_-_the_documentary

Ok let's see...

>From the summer of 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following
WikiLeaks and its Editor-in-Chief  Julian Assange. Reporters JesperHuor and
BosseLindquist have traveled  to key countries where WikiLeaks operates,
interviewing top members,  such as Assange.

Now Swedish television network STV has released this documentary. It
offers a balanced overview of the site???s history, its impact, and the
backlash and allegations against Assange. There???s also a bit about the
internal strife that???s emerged in the wake of the release of the State
Dept. cables, featuring Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the ex-Wikileaks member  who
is now starting a competitor site, Openleaks.

Although the most important thing in what Wikileaks is doing now is a
political issue, the documentary offers also some 'gossip' of internal
disagreements which does not affect any of te present political issues but
they are still interesting. Apart from what might Wikileaks mean for
today's and future's politics and opportunities for 'change' there is
another aspect that might look strange. This documentary is about now. It
stands in the present time as an active archivisation of the here and now
and not simply a memory of the past, a kind of neutralised historical
document. In a few words it gives the impression of the paradox "the
history is written ..... now".  

In case you are interested in the documentary:

Hope that works...
Tell me more if i misunderstood you.


Vana Kostayola

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