It can be dangerous having Wikileaks attached to your name. Take Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst, who was arrested for sharing documents with Wikileaks in 2010.. In the words of UN torture expert, Juan Mendez, “Manning was subjected to cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment in the excessive and prolonged isolation” during his nine months at Quantico, where he was placed under suicide watch.
Manning is now at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he awaits trial set for this June.
The proximity of that trial arguably creates an urgency to artist Lance Wakeling’s Kickstarter campaign to support the making of his film “Field Visits for Bradley Manning,” which promises not to be a straightforward documentary.