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UNITED STATES VS. REALITY WINNER
(93 min) US
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SATURDAY 10/23, 9:20 PM (SESSION 6)

Director: Sonia Kennebeck
Producers: Ines Hofmann Kanna, Sonia Kennebec
Executive Producers: Abigail Disney, Wim Wenders

Description:

A state of secrets and a ruthless hunt for whistleblowers – this is the story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump administration.

Biography:

Sonia Kennebeck is documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist with more than 15 years of experience. She has directed 8 TV documentaries and more than 50 investigative reports. Foreign Policy magazine recognized Sonia as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2016. Her film, National Bird received the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize.

Ines Hofmann Kanna
has been producing and directing film and television projects for over 20 years. She began her career at WGBH, where she worked on the series Antiques Roadshow. As a freelancer, she continued to produce and direct in places as close as Iowa and as far as Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Ines worked as Series Producer on ITVS documentary series, Global Voices and Women Of The World.

Abigail Disney
is an Emmy-winning director and producer, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. She and Gini Reticker made the widely acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell. In 2009, Abigail founded Peace is Loud, a nonprofit that inspires action through media and live events that spotlight women leaders on the frontline of peacebuilding worldwide. Disney received her Bachelor's degree from Yale University, Master's degree from Stanford University and her Doctorate from Columbia University.

Wim Wenders
is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who gained recognition as part of the German New Wave of the 1970s. He was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for The American Friend. His American-made Paris, Texas received critical hosannas, winning three awards at Cannes, including the Palme d'Or, was a prelude to his greatest success Wings of Desire. His documentaries Buena Vista Social Club and Pina brought him Oscar nominations.

Contact Information:

w: http://www.codebreakerfilms.com
e: ihk@codebreakerfilms.com



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