Laura Poitras: ‘We Create the Political Landscape in Which We Live’

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Laura Poitras shared a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting based on Edward Snowden’s leaks, and an Oscar for her film “Citizenfour.” Her recent project, “Astro Noise,” was neither documentary nor journalism but a museum exhibition at the Whitney, which continued her investigations into mass surveillance through installation art. Poitras walked David Remnick through the show (which is named after one of the encrypted NSA files Snowden gave her), and explained how it aims to connect viewers to the central themes of her work through emotions rather than information. 

This episode originally aired on February 5, 2016.