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Wikileaks: Secrets & Lies


Produced by Oxford Film and Television, Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies is Bafta winner Patrick Forbes' seventy-six-minute documentary of the Wikileaks affair as told by the people involved: personal, moving and frequently hot tempered, it documents history in the making and establishes a new frontier for technology and journalism.

A definitive factual account of the Wikileaks affair, the film features the first major television interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.


Director(s): Patrick Forbes

Executive Producer(s): Nicolas Kent

Producer(s): Mark Bentley

Editor(s): Kate Spankie

Music: Justin Nicholls

Director Bio


Patrick Forbes is one of Britain’s leading documentary film makers. He has won the British Academy Award twice – once as Best Director for his hard hitting police series ‘The Force’ Channel 4 2009 - once for Best Documentary Series for his groundbreaking heritage films, ‘The National Trust’ BBC 2003. His work has been shown at festivals around the world - most recently, ‘From Haiti’s Ashes’ BBC 2010, his stark account of Haiti post earthquake. He started his career as an investigative journalist - after revealing major state secrets, he was twice arrested under Britain’s Official Secrets Act.


Distributor: BBC WW

Sales Agent: Emma Kemp

Public Film Contact

Mark Bentley
Oxford Film and Television
0044 (0) 207 483 3637
Leeder House, 6 Erskine Road


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