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Xy Chelsea

Synopsis
Documentary about ex-soldier whistleblower and trans woman Chelsea Manning, who disclosed over 750,000 documents to Wikileaks. She was supposed to spend most of the rest of her life behind bars in an all-male military prison. But on January 17 2017, President Barack Obama commuted her sentence, in an unprecedented and controversial move that divided the United States and the world. The film follows Manning as she leaves prison after seven years inside. At the same time she begins a new life she has to deal with the far-reaching consequences of her past: the historic leaks that lead to her prison sentences, the unintended celebrity status that is thrust on her as one of the world’s most notorious whistleblowers, and transitioning to become the woman she has always known herself to be.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
2019
Subjects
Politics & government; American Studies
Keywords
USA; whistle-blowing; Wikileaks; transgender people; Manning, Chelsea (1987-)

Credits

Director
Tim Travers Hawkins

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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