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114 min.
United States United States
Kirsten Johnson, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras, Katy Scoggin
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Praxis Films
Documentary | Spy Film. Computers / Internet
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Synopsis / Plot
In January 2013, Laura Poitras started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from "Citizenfour," who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies worldwide. Five months later, she and reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The resulting film is history unfolding before our eyes.
2014: Academy Awards: Best Documentary Feature
2014: BAFTA Awards: Best Documentary
2014: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Documentary
2014: Los Angeles Film Critics: Best Documentary
2014: Gotham Awards: Best Documentary
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Documentary Feature
2014: Satellite Awards: Best Documentary
2014: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director /Documentary
2014: German Film Awards: Lola Best Documentary
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