The Oscar-winning director of Citizenfour turns her camera on another controversial figure, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, in this immersive documentary, which continues Poitras’ courageous examination of voices who question authority in an era of ever-increasing surveillance and state secrecy.
Laura Poitras is a filmmaker, journalist and artist. Citizenfour, the third part of her post-9/11 trilogy, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Astro Noise, her first solo exhibition was recently shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, featuring immersive installations and new work. Her reporting on NSA mass surveillance based on Edward Snowden’s disclosures shared in a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Laura Poitras, Kirsten Johnson
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