Assange remains a remand prisoner at U.K.’s maximum security Belmarsh Prison as he appeals an extradition order to the U.S. where he could face 175 years in prison for his role in the release of classified U.S. diplomatic files. Filmed over two years across the UK, Europe and the US, this documentary follows 76 year-old retired builder, John Shipton’s tireless campaign to save his son, Julian Assange. Weaving historic archives and intimate behind-the-scenes footage, this story tracks John’s journey alongside Julian’s fiancée, Stella Moris, as they join forces to advocate for Julian.
“The heart rending personal story of Julian Assange’s family’s battle for free him”
“A father and son story unlike any other…Timely, deeply engrossing and finely made”
“Valuable and important… completely riveting”
Berlin Human Rights Film Festival, Germany, Winner of Audience Award – 2022
DocEdge Festival, New Zealand, Winner of Best International Director – 2022
Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts, Australia, Nominated for Best Documentary – 2022
Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Australia, Walkley Documentary Award Shortlist – 2022
AWGIE Awards, Australia, Winner of Best Documentary – Public Broadcast or Exhibition – 2021
Ben Lawrence is an internationally awarded film director and photographer, with over 20 years’ experience across TV commercials, music clips, short films, factual TV, feature films & feature documentary. His TV commercial work has been recognised at every major international award show.