Film On Wikileaks' Source Is New Release From Filmakers Library | Alexander Street

Film On Wikileaks' Source Is New Release From Filmakers Library

October 4, 2011

OCTOBER 4, 2011 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) -- Filmakers Library, an imprint of Alexander Street Press, today announces the addition of The Forgotten Man: Private Bradley Manning and the Wikileaks Controversy to its catalogue of titles.

In The Forgotten Man, reporter Quentin McDermott tells the inside story of Private Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the classified documents published by WikiLeaks, and explores the disputes surrounding the scandal.

Like the controversy itself, this film begins with the shocking 2007 U.S. Army video, published by Wikileaks in April 2010, showing a group of mostly unarmed men being gunned down in Bagdad by an American helicopter. This sets the stage for an intense investigation into the reasons and personalities behind the release of the video and many other U.S. war files.

“Law, scandal, politics, journalism and espionage; sounds like a mystery novel but it’s current events,” said Linda Gottesman, Co-founder of Filmakers Library. “Scholars of many disciplines will find this film fascinating, not just for its value to possible research but for its new approach in coverage of this controversy.”

Featuring interviews with many key players – Daniel Domscheit-Berf, former spokesperson for WikiLeaks; Dean Baquet, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times; Adrian Lamo, former hacker who informed the authorities of Manning’s involvement; and Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks – the details of this globally-publicized intelligence heist are played out in this film by ABC Australia.

The Forgotten Man is currently available for purchase on DVD. Starting in mid-October, this title will be available online in streaming video through Alexander Street’s Academic Video Online Store at, and as part of Alexander Street’s Filmakers Library Online collection.

A preview of this video can be found on the Alexander Street Press YouTube channel. For more information on The Forgotten Man: Private Bradley Manning and the WikiLeaks Controversy or to order the DVD, visit Qualified faculty and library staff may request trial access and pricing information for Filmakers Library Online by emailing sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com ( sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com).

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