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Join us on Saturday, March 18th as we present ‘Ithaka’, featuring a discussion and Q&A with John and Gabriel Shipton, Father and Brother of Julian Assange. Get Tickets

After selling out its North American premiere screening last November at DOC NYC, ‘Ithaka’ now makes it Long Island debut. A moving and intimate portrayal of one father’s fight to save his son, ‘Ithaka’ exposes the brutal realities of the campaign to free Julian Assange.

Julian Assange is an Australian editor, publisher and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. Wikileaks is a site created for whistleblowers to safely leak information of wrongdoing. Julian came to international attention in 2010 when Wikileaks published a series of leaks provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, some of which showed war crimes committed with the knowledge of the US government, including evidence of US soldiers shooting at and murdering Iraqi civilians – including journalists and children. After the 2010 leaks, the United States government launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks, and are now seeking his extradition to the US to face charges of espionage. Julian Assange has been detained or living in asylum since December 7th, 2010 and has been held in near total isolation at the maximum security prison HMP Belmarsh since April 11th, 2019.

Following his arrest, Julian’s father, John Shipton has been working tirelessly to stop the British government from extraditing his son