Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras appears in the following:

Edward Snowden Responds to Critics

Friday, March 18, 2016

Edward Snowden explains why the American government is refusing him a fair trial and responds to critics who claim releasing documents to journalists put the country in danger.

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Edward Snowden Won't Tell You Who He's Voting For (That's Private!)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Brian interviewed filmmaker Laura Poitras and former intelligence officer Edward Snowden at BAM for RadioLoveFest. Hear an excerpt about Snowden's take on politics and the candidates.

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

Friday, February 05, 2016

You know about mass surveillance; Laura Poitras’s new exhibit aims to make you feel it.

Laura Poitras Shadows Julian Assange

Monday, October 12, 2015

Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook, and AJ Schnack discuss their new project, "Field of Vision," which commissions short documentaries, and includes Poitras's films of Julian Assange.


Oscar Docs: Citizenfour

Friday, February 13, 2015

Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker and director of Citizenfour, was contacted by Edward Snowden when he chose to leak classified information about the surveillance excesses of the NSA.

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The Day Edward Snowden First Called Laura Poitras

Friday, October 24, 2014

The documentary filmmaker recounts what happened when she received messages from someone calling himself "citizen four." He turned out to be whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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A Real-Life Spy Thriller: New Doc Reveals The Story Behind Snowden

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More than a year after NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the government's surveillance programs, a new documentary chronicles Snowden's story.

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Watching You

Friday, April 20, 2012

Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker, National Security Administration whistle-blower William Binney, and Jacob Appelbaum, computer security researcher, privacy advocate, hacker, and human rights activist, talk about the "surveillance teach-in" they will be conducting tonight as part of the Whitney Biennial.

EVENT: Friday, April 20, 2012  7:30 PM at the Whitney Museum | More Information

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The Oath: Filming in Yemen

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker and director of The Oath, discusses the film about Osama Bin Laden's bodyguard Abu Jandal and her two years spent filming in Yemen.

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"The Oath"

Friday, May 07, 2010

Filmmaker Laura Poitras discusses her documentary “The Oath,” about the divergent paths of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, Abu Jandal, and driver, Salim Hamdan. Their intertwined personal stories shed light on a world that has confounded the West, and the film offers an unsettling glimpses of the international impact ...

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