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Citizenfour

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With unprecedented access, this gripping, behind-the-scenes chronicle follows director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald in their remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). The film places viewers in the hotel room with Poitras, Greenwald and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside and are forced to make decisions that will affect their own lives and the lives of those around them. Citizenfour is a detailed eyewitness account of these discussions and also shows the far-reaching consequences of Snowden’s revelations. What is the connection between freedom and privacy? What happens to democracy when national governments control all of our data? The film received an Academy Award in 2015 for Best Documentary.

USA / DE, 2014, 112 min, OmU
Directed by Laura Poitras
Begin 8:30 pm
Admission free