"A primal political fable for the digital age, a real-time tableau of the confrontation between the individual and the state"
A. O. Scott, New York Times

    • The film

      After filmmaker Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the US government's massive covert-surveillance programs, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden.

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    • The impact

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      CITIZENFOUR exposes the reality of mass surveillance and its consequences for personal privacy and public policy.


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  • The Team

    • Directed by Laura Poitras
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