Al Jazeera highlight: Digital Dissidents, from Assange to Snowden

Digital Dissidents on Al Jazeera

Digital Dissidents is a disturbing two-part documentary that explores what it means to be a whistleblower, from Daniel Ellsberg on the Vietnam War in the '70s, to Annie Machon on MI5 in the '90s, to the most famous whistleblowers of the 21st century: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and the NSA's William Binney, Thomas Drake, and Edward Snowden.

Raindance praised Digital Dissidents as "one of the most relevant and powerful documentaries to be released in recent years," adding, "This film goes deep into the core of governmental corruption and the power that can be brought down upon whistleblowers, leaving the audience pondering upon the question: is it worth exposing a truth, to then live your life in hiding?"

Digital Dissidents premieres on Thursday, 24 March 2016 on Al Jazeera English at 2200 CAT / 2000 GMT, with part two screening the same time the following week.

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