The story of Chelsea Manning involves tv in “Chelsea XY”, a brand new Showtime documentary in regards to the transgender whistleblower who’s at present behind bars for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks, after being freed when her 35-year sentence for leaking authorities paperwork to Julian Assange was commuted by President Obama in 2017.
Filmed over the course of two years, the documentary options unique interviews and behind-the-scenes moments with the controversial 29-year-old ex-soldier, who launched a failed Senate bid final yr.
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In keeping with the official synopsis, “the movie picks up on the momentous day in Could when she leaves jail and follows her by way of her journey of discovery, whereas additionally inspecting her place within the dialog on nationwide safety and the battle of the transgender group for rights and visibility.
“XY Chelsea” will debut on Friday, June 7.