October 7, 2016 • 3:30 PM, 76 MIN
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

A Leak in Paradise

Dir. David LeLoup, 2016

A Leak in Paradise follows Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer, a former senior banking executive who first leaked highly secretive banking data to WikiLeaks. Elmer faced criminal prosecution at home and became a social outcast, but his disclosures unleashed a torrent of investigative reporting on the vast sums hidden away in secret bank accounts and tax havens across the globe. They also prompted demands from Washington for greater transparency at Swiss banks.