About

In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a...

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Runtime

114 minutes

Country

United States of America, Germany

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

woman director national security agency (nsa) whistleblower

Lists

#18 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2014 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#429 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Documentary, Feature