Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras in Berlin, has "preferred to stay in the background" but remains a key figure in the ongoing story of the NSA documents released by Edward Snowden. (Photo: Olaf Blecker for The New York Times)
Laura Poitras Documentary documentary film director and producer Film executive Harvey Weinstein said Citizenfour had changed his opinion about Edward Snowden, describing the documentary as "one of the best movies, period.
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As a journalist, Laura Poitras was the quiet mastermind behind the publication of Edward Snowden’s unprecedented NSA leak. As a filmmaker, her new movie <em>Citizenfour</em> makes clear she’s one of the most important directors working in documentary today. And when it comes to security technology, she’s a serious geek.
Citizenfour (2014) is a documentary film directed by Laura Poitras concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal. The film had its U.S. premiere on October 10, 2014 at the New York Film Festival and its UK premiere on October 17, 2014 at the BFI London Film Festival. The film features Glenn Greenwald and was co-produced by Poitras and Steven Soderbergh among others