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In 2015, documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras deservedly collected an Oscar for her film Citizenfour, which gained unprecedented access to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and invited him to recount his version of events, far from the sensationalist headlines. In her new film Risk, Poitras focuses on another divisive figure: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June 2012. Shot over the course of six years, from the WikiLeaks release of the Iraq War Logs in 2010, which led to the court-martial of Bradley Manning, the film explores Assange's willingness to put everything on the line in the name of exposing "the truth" as well as his attitude to women. It's anything but a rose-tinted portrait of an egotistical rebel.