UK’s own recording artist M.I.A. is set to compose music for the soundtrack to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange‘s upcoming television show The World Tomorrow.

The series, which is set to premiere on April 17th on English-language Russian network RT, documents Assange’s interviews he has conducted during his house arrest in the past two months.

Julian Assange has completed filming twelve episodes of his forthcoming show, “The World Tomorrow”. The first episode will be aired on RT and released online on Tuesday 17 April 2012, with other networks to follow.

Julian Assange, founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, has been under house arrest, without charge, for almost 500 days. Over the past two months, his temporary home in the English countryside has played host to a series of extraordinary conversations with some of the most interesting and controversial people alive in the world today.

“The World Tomorrow” is a collection of twelve interviews featuring an eclectic range of guests, who are stamping their mark on the future: politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries. The world’s last five years have been marked by an unrelenting series of economic crises and political upheavals. But they have also given rise to the eruption of revolutionary ferment in the Middle East and to the emergence of new protest movements in the Euro-American world. In Julian’s words, the aim of the show is “to capture and present some of this revolutionary spirit to a global audience. My own work with WikiLeaks hasn’t exactly made my life easier”, says Assange, “but it has given us a platform to broadcast world-shifting ideas.”

For Julian, part of the show’s strength lies in its “frank and irreverent tone”. “My conviction is that power can only be transformed if it is taken seriously – but ordinary people must resist the temptation to defer to the powerful.”

M.I.A. hardly concealed her excitement to be part of the project…

The London-born musician, icon and activist is known for her eclectic tastes, so it’ll be interesting to see what shape her music takes for The World Tomorrow.

Take a look at the trailer for the series below.
http://youtu.be/TMIDuLA57Kg

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