Screening of “Ithaka: A Fight To Free Julian Assange”

Tuesday March 28th, 2023

Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, 140 Newhouse 3

A screening of the film “Ithaka: A Fight To Free Julian Assange” followed by a Q&A with John and Gabriel Shipton, moderated by Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center for Free Speech.

Filmed over two years across the UK, Europe and the United States, this documentary follows 76-year-old retired builder John Shipton’s tireless campaign to save his son, Julian Assange.

The world’s most famous political prisoner, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has become an emblem of an international arm wrestle over freedom of journalism, government corruption and unpunished war crimes.

Now with Julian facing a 175 year sentence if extradited to the U.S., his family members are confronting the prospect of losing him forever to the abyss of the U.S. justice system.

Event Details


Rachel Cooper
rcoope01@syr.edu 3154437363


  • Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART)
  • Captioning