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Directed byJohannes Wahlström
Produced byJulian Assange
Rebecca O'Brien
Lauren Dark
Music byAnton Kolbe
CinematographyFedor Lyass
Release date
  • February 13, 2013 (2013-02-13)

Mediastan - A Wikileaks Road Movie is a 2013 documentary film about a group of Wikileaks staff travelling through Central Asia finding local partners to publish material from the 2010 United States diplomatic cables leak. It was directed by Johannes Wahlström and produced by Julian Assange, Rebecca O'Brien and Lauren Dark. Its release was timed[1] to challenge that of The Fifth Estate, a film dramatization about WikiLeaks which Assange has described as a "propaganda attack" against the organization.[2]

The suffix -stan (Persian: ـستان-stān) is Persian for "place of"[3] or "country" from Indo-Iranian *stanam, "place."[4]

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  1. ^ "WikiLeaks Releases Fifth Estate Challenger: Mediastan - A WikiLeaks Road Movie" (Press release). WikiLeaks. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  2. ^ "Sunshine Week transcript! Julian Assange at Sam Adams Awards". Corrente. 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  3. ^ Johnson, Bridget. "'Stan Countries – What the Suffix 'Stan' Means". Archived from the original on March 30, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Harper, Douglas. "-stan". Online Etymology Dictionary. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01. Retrieved January 18, 2013.

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