This little film is about how we learned from Julian Assange in 2011 that Dow Chemical had hired a corporate spy agency to spy on the Yes Men and others following our high-profile action against Dow. We think it shows a thoughtful, likable and funny Assange—who ten years later was being tried in London for extradition to the US under the Espionage Act, the first time that Act had been applied to publishing information.
Like many, we were angry that Wikileaks chose to release when they did the DNC emails showing Democrats' efforts to suppress Bernie Sanders' campaign. Whether Wikileaks did so out of hatred for Clintonite politics or a desire to see toxic American power reduced, their timing—shortly before the election—helped elect Trump and thus endanger what remained of American democracy. But extraditing Assange to stand trial for "espionage" in Virginia would be a disaster for journalism and hence democracy.