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Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras, concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal. The film received critical acclaim upon release, and was the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscars.

In January 2013, Laura Poitras receives an encrypted e-mail from a stranger who calls himself "Citizenfour". In it, he offers her inside information about illegal wiretapping practices of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, accompanied by investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian intelligence reporter Ewen MacAskill, she travels to Hong Kong with her camera for the first meeting with the stranger in a hotel, who reveals himself as Edward Snowden. (adapted from its Wikipedia page)

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rating 8.2 / 10
category Society
year 2014
with Edward Snowden
duration 1 hr 54 mins
added October 25, 2017

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