TENCLUB Amsterdam’s Docs Extraordinaire presents: the exclusive Dutch screening of Ithaka.
Ithaka, a documentary about Julian Assange, will have its exclusive Dutch screening on March 22nd at TENCLUB Amsterdam. We will host a live Q+A with the film’s producer Adrian Devant via Zoom, immediately after the event.
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. Filmed over two years across the UK, Europe, and the US, an exploration of 76-year-old retired builder John Shipton’s tireless campaign to save his son.
“What’s at stake? For Julian, his life. If he goes down, so will journalism.” – John Shipton
The world’s most famous political prisoner, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has become an emblem of an international arm wrestle over freedom of journalism, government corruption and unpunished war crimes. Now with Julian facing a 175-year sentence if extradited to the US, his family members are confronting the prospect of losing Julian forever to the abyss of the US justice system. This David-and-Goliath struggle is personal – and, with Julian’s health declining in a British maximum-security prison, the clock is ticking.
Now it’s up to Julian’s wife Stella Assange and his father, John Shipton, to join forces to advocate for Julian on this international odyssey.
As they rally a world-wide network of supporters and politicians, they cautiously step into the media’s glare – and are forced to confront the events that made Julian a global flashpoint.
About TENCLUB Amsterdam’s Docs Extraordinaire series
We are excited to present to you Docs Extraordinaire, a series centered around documentaries that make you think, embrace, reconsider, and inspire. With an occasional Q+A.
Tickets for non-members can be purchased for €15,-. Our Curious members get a 50% discount on all public events and free access to members-only nights.