ITHAKA: A FIGHT TO FREE JULAIN ASSANGE
The Progressive Presents
ITHAKA: A FIGHT TO FREE JULIAN ASSANGE
Special Film Screening
April 10 @ 7:00 pm
Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
The Progressive presents
2022 DOC EDGE Film Festival
A FIGHT TO FREE JULIAN ASSANGE
With an original score by Brian Eno.
Followed by a panel discussion with John and Gabriel Shipton
(Julian’s Father and Brother) and Journalist John Nichols.
Tickets: $9.00 Advance
A moving and intimate portrayal of one father’s fight to save his son, Ithaka exposes the brutal realities of the campaign to free Julian Assange.
The world’s most famous political prisoner, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has become an emblem of an international arm wrestle over freedom of journalism, government corruption and unpunished war crimes.
Now with Julian facing a 175-year sentence if extradited to the US, his family members are confronting the prospect of losing Julian forever to the abyss of the US justice system. This David-and-Goliath struggle is personal – and, with Julian’s health declining in a British maximum-security prison, the clock is ticking.
Now it’s up to Julian’s father, John Shipton, and fiancé Stella Moris, to join forces to advocate for Julian on this international odyssey. As they rally a world-wide network of supporters and politicians, they cautiously step into the media’s glare – and are forced to confront the events that made Julian a global flashpoint.