Bradley Manning Had Secrets

Director / animator Adam Butcher creatively visualizes the Internet conversations between soldier Bradley Manning and hacker Adrian Lamo, in the partial-doc-short film entitled Bradley Manning Had Secrets. Commissioned by Animate Projects. Do those two names ring any bells?

Official synopsis can be read as follows:

“The story of Bradley Manning, not as a Wikileaks ’hacktivist’, but as a young American soldier simultaneously going through a crisis-of-conscience and a crisis-of-gender-identity.

Using Adrian Lamo’s chat logs of instant messenger conversations he had with Bradley, the film explores issues of personal and political secrets, digital identity and alienation.”

Watch the full length short embedded down below.

Bradley Manning Had Secrets, 2011

Adam Butcher

Animate Projects