At 76, John Shipton's retirement is interrupted when his son, Julian Assange is arrested. At the prison, John finds Julian in a bad way and the US government have begun proceedings to extradite him — threatening 175 years in prison. From that day, John is thrust into a tireless campaign across Europe to save his son. Along the way, he teams up with Julian's fiancé & legal advisor, Stella Moris. With a human life at stake; and dire ramifications for global freedoms in the balance — this intimate story follows their fight and illuminates the powerful forces they confront. What we discover amid this global media storm, is a devoted father confronting regret, forgiveness and the mercurial connections of family.
Join us for a Q&A with Stella Morris - who married Julian Assange this year - John Shipton and producer Gabriel Shipton - Assange's father and brother. Hosted by Vaughan Smith.
Warning:'This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.'
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Vaughan is a former freelance video journalist. He ran the freelance agency Frontline News TV and founded the Frontline Club in London. In 2010, he gave refuge to Julian Assange, the founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, first at the Frontline Club and then at his country house.
Stella is a lawyer and Julian Assange's wife. Mr Assange, 50, married Stella Moris on Wednesday in Belmarsh prison, where he has been held since 2019. The couple began a relationship in 2015 and have two children together. Stella Morris is a professional lawyer and part of Julian Assange's legal team.