Laura Poitras has produced and directed a documentary featuring the notorious whistle-blower Edward Snowden in her upcoming release “CitizenFour”, the real life story of Snowden and the extensive documentation he obtained from the NSA. Poitras was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2007 and has won numerous awards for her films from the Gotham Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, International Documentary Association, News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival.
Poitras won the MacArthur “Genius Grant” in 2012 and was working on a governmental surveillance documentary in 2013 when she received emails from “citizenfour” revealing that he was a government employee in the intelligence community.
After further correspondence, she headed to Hong Kong with reporter Glenn Greenwald to meet with CitizenFour in person – Snowden – who eventually gave her top-secret documents that revealed covert surveillance programs run by the NSA.
Directed and produced by Laura Poitras (The Oath, Flag Wars, O’Say Can You See). Starring Edward Snowden, Lindsay Mills, Jacob Appelbaum, Julian Assange, William Binney, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Jeremy Scahill. Releases October 24th, 2014. Return to Thumbnail View.
WINNER of the Best Nonfiction Film at the 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards
WINNER of the Best Documentary Award at the 2014 Gotham Awards
WINNER of the Best Feature Award at the 2014 International Documentary Association’s IDA Documentary Awards
NOMINATED for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards
WINNER of the 2014 Best Documentary/fiction Award, Laura Poitras, by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association
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Genre | Documentary