One night only, don’t miss an incredible opportunity to meet Gabriel Shipton, film producer and Julian Assange’s brother. After the film, Gabriel will discuss the latest in his family’s activism for Julian and freedom of press. Moderated by Barry Friedman, Tulsa political columnist, writer, author, and comedian.
Mon 3/6, 7:00p. Tickets on sale now, $11 Circle Members & $13 non-Members.
About the film: 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.
About Gabriel Shipton: Gabriel’s work has been recognized and celebrated at international film festivals such as Toronto, Melbourne, Hamburg, Hawaii, Adelaide, Zlin, Sheffield, DOCNYC, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, and Chelsea. His first project as a producer, the Imogen Thomas directed “Emu Runner,” made its worldwide premiere at TIFF in 2018 and was nominated for the Australian AACTA award in 2019, as well as the Michal Award for Best Children’s Film at the Children’s Film Festival in Hamburg. Gabriel’s other notable productions include the Arabic thriller “Farah” (2019), which was recently released on Netflix and won the 10th Anniversary Award at the Chelsea Film Festival and Best Arabic Film at the Alexandria Film Festival. In addition, Gabriel produced “Ithaka,” a powerful documentary about his family’s fight to free his brother Julian Assange. The film was nominated for the Walkley Award, Australia’s premier journalism prize, as well as an AACTA award nomination. “Ithaka” opened the Berlin Human Rights Film Festival where it won the Audience Award, and its director, Ben Lawrence, was awarded Best Direction at the Doc Edge Film Festival. Overall, Gabriel’s ability to bring difficult subject matters to audiences around the world has lead him on a unique film making journey