Don't mince words

Friction can manifest in multiple directions.

At the unveiling of her newest film, a five-years-in-the-making profile of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his key collaborators Sarah Harrison and Jacob Appelbaum, Oscar-winning documentarian, New York Times Magazine cover subject, and alleged enemy of the state Laura Poitras didn't mince words when asked if there had been friction between her and Assange during and after the shooting of her documentary. 'I'm curious as to what your sources are,' Poitras shot back at a French journalist, amid rumors of a last-minute recut of the film at the behest of Assange, who is nearing his 2,000th day in the virtual prison of asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. 'I'm very supportive of the work they do at the site.'

Excerpted from VICE magazine.