Exactly how much does the Government know about you? In January 2013, documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails 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, Poitras and Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. CITIZENFOUR is the film that resulted from this series of tense encounters. In a class by itself. A 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Running time 1 hr 54 min.
Winner of an Academy Award for best documentary and Emmy Award for exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking.
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