Laura Poitras


Academy Award - Best Documentary Feature

BAFTA - Best Documentary

Gotham Award

New York Film Critics Circle W- Best Non-Fiction Film

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Director Laura Poitras
Completed 2014 Runtime 114



In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about abuses of national security in post-­9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.

In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely unique in the history of cinema: a 100% real-­life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.

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This is a must see film absolutely worthy of your time and one which you will want to watch over and over again. Not even Le Carré or Ludlum can compare to this thrill ride!

Hollywood Reporter

Its 114 minutes crackle with the nervous energy of revelation.

The Guardian
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