Alex Gibney

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11 Jul, 2013

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks


Gibney releases documentary about the creation of Assange’s controversial website.

I thought it was an incredible David and Goliath story in the age of the internet… I initially thought it was a story about a fascinating new technology, this idea of the leaking machine. So that’s what originally motivated me. My reasons for doing the film changed as I learned more about the story.

We Steal Secrets Official Trailer #1 (2013) - WikiLeaks Movie HD

16 Nov, 2012

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God


Gibney releases documentary about the cover up of pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church.

I had read a story in The New York Times about a particularly horrific abuse case involving some two hundred deaf boys who had been abused by a priest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What made the story stand out for me were the documents that were revealed as part of the investigation which led straight to the Vatican – not only to the Vatican, but to Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict. That seemed to me a story that hadn’t been told yet.


24 Feb, 2008

Wins Oscar


Gibney shares Best Documentary, Features Oscar for Taxi to the Dark Side with Eva Orner.

This is dedicated to two people who are no longer with us: Dilawar, the young Afghan taxi driver; and my father, a Navy interrogator who urged me to make this film because of his fury about what was being done to the rule of law. Let’s hope we can turn this country around, move away from the dark side and back to the light.

"Taxi To The Dark Side" - Trailer

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