About Inside XY Chelsea Manning, a conversation with YRB’s senior editor Jonn Nubian at the Tribeca Film Festival
XY Chelsea Manning grabbed audiences’ attention at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Tim Travers Hawkins talked with YRB magazine’s Jonn Nubian about the how, why and timing of his movie about America’s infamous whistleblower.
In an emotionally revealing interview, Nubian adds his insight into Chelsea Manning. He interviewed her in person last July.
Together, they shine a sympathetic light on a risk taker who put everything on the line to do the right thing…
About Inside XY Chelsea Manning
In the first few moments of the film XY Chelsea, director Tim Travers Hawkins reveals that President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence in 2017.
The sentence was the result of sending 750,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 while living as Army intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning.
The breach changed the course of history, in particular from the Collateral Murder video, which showed two U.S. AH-64 Apache helicopters killing a group of Baghdad pedestrians that included children and members of the press.
The documentary tells the 7 year journey in an all-male prison while transitioning to a woman, running for the office for the Senator of Maryland, a Vogue Magazine photo-shoot and the recent arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on April 19, 2019.YRB Magazine
YRB Magazine Executive Editor Jonn Nubian sat down with director Tim Travers Hawkins and producer Isabel Davis about the film during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.