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For years, John Shipton has been tirelessly campaigning to free his son, Julian Assange. The world’s highest-profile political prisoner, Julian Assange currently faces a 175-year sentence if extradited to the US. This compelling and skilfully crafted documentary from Australian filmmaker Ben Lawrence (Hearts and Bones, Ghosthunter) follows Assange’s father as he confronts a mammoth David-and-Goliath battle to bring Julian back to Australia. With Julian’s health declining in London’s Belmarsh Prison, and the American extradition case heating up, the clock is ticking.

Official Selection
— Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival

“A valuable and important piece of cinema that is completely riveting”
— Margaret Pomeranz

“A riveting and important human story that sharply conveys a family’s passion and their suffering in the face of gigantic odds”
— FilmInk

“Timely, essential and deeply human”
— The Curb

Why You Should See This Film

There’s been no shortage of news coverage and documentaries concerning Assange’s case, but Ithaka lends a fascinatingly personal angle to this well-trodden material. The access to Assange’s father John Shipton and fiancé Stella Morris is unrivalled, making for a riveting study of international relations, journalistic freedom and family struggle.

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Also see Isaac Butterfields interview with John Shipton:

Freedom Of Assange (2021)

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