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Documentary Film Night: CITIZENFOUR

 
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7pm Monday May 15, 2017
150 baht for non-members, Free for members.
 
Synopsis: CITIZENFOUR is a real-life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasion of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her using the name "CITIZENFOUR," in January 2013. He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film.

CITIZENFOUR places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.

CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance - it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.
Courtesy of citizenfourfilm.com

 
Awards:
Winner of several international awards, including but not limited to:
Academy Award 2015 winner - Best Documentary, Feature
Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 winner - Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
BAFTA Awards 2015 winner - Best Documentary
Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2015 winner - Best Documentary Feature Film, Female Icon of the Year (Laura Poitras)
American Cinema Editors 2015 winner - Best Edited Documentary - Feature
Directors Guild Award 2015 winner - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Visit citizenfourfilm.com/awards to see the entire list of awards and nominations.

Director's bio:
Laura Poitras is a filmmaker, journalist, and artist. CITIZENFOUR, the third installment of her post-9/11 Trilogy, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary, along with awards from the British Film Academy, Independent Spirit Awards, Directors Guild of America, German Filmpreis, Cinema Eye Honors, Gotham Awards and others. Part one of the trilogy, My Country, My Country, about the U.S. occupation of Iraq, was nominated for an Academy Award. Part two, The Oath, focused on Guantanamo and the war on terror, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. 

Her reporting on NSA mass surveillance based on Edward Snowden's disclosures won the George Polk Award for national security journalism, and shared in the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. 
Visit www.praxisfilms.org/about/laura-poitras to read more about Director Laura Poitras. 
 
 

 
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