by apollosolaris


Mediastan is a documentary which isn’t really a documentary, rather it is a journey through the release of the Wikileaks Diplomatic Cables Release.

Mediastan takes place through the break away Russian Republics which all end in “stan”. The backdrop of sheer mountains and snow capped horizons is interesting enough, as you start to meet the editors and journalists that run the newspaper in the different States, the story really gets interesting.

Wikileaks plays  Perseus  thrusting a mirrored shield up to the Western Newspaper Medussa /machine and shows the Dorian Gray reflection of what is and what isn’t redacted and why.

This is done succinctly as the played scenes juxtapose a young Northern Afghan journalist against The Guardians, Allan Rusbridger.

The unpretentiousness is a complete contrast to the almost smarmy and crustacean like Rusbridger, who Julian Assange  puts on the spot regarding redacted cables.

The Afghan journalist sits down and begins…

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