Wikileaks founder Julian Assange remains a remand prisoner at U.K.'s maximum security Belmarsh Prison as he appeals an extradition order to the U.S. where he could face 175 years in prison for his role in the release of classified U.S. diplomatic files.
Ithaka is a powerhouse new feature documentary about the determined public advocacy by Julian’s father, John Shipton in the face of legal battles and media glare. The film’s premiere also comes in the wake of revelations about the US Government’s determination to kidnap or assassinate Julian.
★★★★★ "A valuable and important piece of cinema that is completely riveting" - MARGARET POMERANZ
"A father and son story unlike any other. Timely, deeply engrossing and finely made." - LUKE BUCKMASTER, THE GUARDIAN
"Timely, essential, and deeply human. Ithaka is yet another sign that Ben Lawrence is one of the great modern Australian filmmakers of our time." - THE CURB