The trailer for Alex Gibney’s upcoming documentary on the story of Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and the Wikileaks saga has been released online.

Charting the rise of the Wikileaks website and its complicated relationship with military security and freedom of speech, the film promises an in-depth look at one of the most important events of our time. There is an argument that Manning’s release of classified information has turned into a kind of witch-hunt, demonising Manning rather than focusing on the actual information he has released. I hope the film is wise enough to focus enough on these issues and not let the celebrity status of the individuals involved overshadow the importance of the information that is actually being brought to light.