THE world’s most controversial journalist is coming to Ronda – if bail conditions allow.
WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange is to come to the mountain town to attend this year’s political film festival.
According to the mayor of Ronda, Assange will be the guest of honour at the second annual Festival of Political Cinema in November.
He will be joined by top US director Oliver Stone, who has also confirmed his attendence at the festival.
Stone, who directed hit movies Platoon, Wall Street and Born on the Fourth of July, most recently dedicated his career to a number of political films.
These have involved a biopic on Hugo Chaves, controversial president of Venezuela, as well as W., which was a revealing look at former US president George Bush.
Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange will present a short collage of videoclips leaked from the US government at the festival.
Last year, the first festival was attended by British director Ken Loach, who had spent much of a scheduled press conference giving support to Assange.
He even offered to put up bail money for the Australian, who is currently on bail in the UK pending a potential extradition to Sweden over a sex crime.
“This has exceeded all our expectations,” said Ronda mayor Antonio Marin Lara. “It is great news for the town.”
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