Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht - Berlin - International Festival Signs of the Night


8. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht / Berlin Edition
21th International Festival Signs of the Night / Worldwide

November 1 - 5, 2023
Kino in der Königstadt - - Space : movie members GmbH - Saarbrücker Straße 24 - Berlin Prenzlauer Berg



The Trust Fall : Julian Assange

by Kym Staton
Australia / 2023 / 2:10:00

Kino in der Königsstadt - - Space movie members GmbH
Saarbrücker Straße 24 - Prenslauer Berg

November 1, 2023 / 10 pm - 22 Uhr


Despite being detained, silenced and hidden from public view in maximum security Belmarsh Prison, multi-award-winning Australian journalist and publisher Julian Assange has become one of the loudest voices for free speech of our times. He has also risked everything to bring truth to light.
T he disclosures of WikiLeaks and Assange from 2010 onwards ignited a firestorm of controversy and a relentless ongoing pursuit by the most powerful Empire on the planet.

‘THE TRUST FALL: JULIAN ASSANGE’ examines the meaning and significance of the insights that WikiLeaks shared with the world, the resulting behaviour of the governments involved, the extraordinary personal risk taken by Assange, and the wider fundamental issues around press freedom that affect all of us and our right to know.

Filmed over two years on three continents and in ten cities, the film features an array of luminaries including Daniel Ellsberg, John Pilger, Tariq Ali and Chris Hedges, with the insights of experts including Jennifer Robinson, Jill Stein, Stefania Maurizi and Nils Melzer, in addition to reflections of Assange’s family including Stella Assange, John Shipton and Gabriel Shipton.

Examining the motives of this peace activist and innovator, this astounding, shocking and inspiring film invites viewers to embark on a journey of understanding, where the circumstances are unprecedented, and the destination unexpected.

Kym Staton

Director Biography

Kym Staton is an award-winning film Director from Australia. Staton has spent nine years in the documentary industry. He is Founder and Director of Films For Change, an educational enterprise that has been operating since 2014. Initially Films For Change was a hybrid distributer, bringing live in-person cinema screenings of documentary films to ninety cities of the world, across Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.A. During the pandemic Films For Change evolved into streaming, with their platform launching in May 2020.

In 2021 Staton has put himself behind a camera and a pen, and lends his highly trained eye for subject, interpretation and narrative, to Direct his first documentary. An ambitious project, THE TRUST FALL includes eight animations and 23 interviews, with Staton Directing, Co-Producing and writing the powerful narration.

Director Statement

We are very grateful to the thousands of people who chipped in to our crowdfunding campaigns to make this film possible. We are excited to share it with he world, and reveal the truth of the Assange predicament, and the important larger surrounding issues that effect all of us and future generations.

Competition Short Film, Cinema in Transgression, Documentary - Focus and Thematic programs