Risk opens May 5

riskYou might remember Laura Poitras as the artist/journalist who broke the Edward Snowden-NSA story, first in a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning articles and then in an Oscar-winning film called Citizenfour. When Snowden contacted Poitras about blowing the whistle, she was already several years into another top secret documentary: a film intimately following Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison and the rest of the scrappy team at WikiLeaks. Shot over six years, Risk is startlingly up-close and bracingly candid as it studies Assange, his colleagues and Poitras’ shifting relationship with the controversial organization.

Watch the trailer.