Laura Poitras

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Laura Poitras (born February 2, 1964) is an American director and producer of documentary films.wikipedia
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Citizenfour

Citizen Four
Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden, while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007.
Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras, concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal.

Edward Snowden

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Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden, while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007.
On May 20, 2013, Snowden flew to Hong Kong after leaving his job at an NSA facility in Hawaii, and in early June he revealed thousands of classified NSA documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Ewen MacAskill.

Glenn Greenwald

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The NSA reporting by Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Barton Gellman contributed to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded jointly to The Guardian and The Washington Post.
He now writes for (and has co-edited) The Intercept, which he founded in 2013 with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill.

My Country, My Country

Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden, while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007.
My Country, My Country is a 2006 documentary film about Iraq under U.S. occupation by the filmmaker Laura Poitras.

Freedom of the Press Foundation

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She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, 2012 MacArthur Fellow, the creator of Field of Vision, and one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
The organization's board of directors has included prominent journalists and whistleblowers such as Daniel Ellsberg, Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, and Xeni Jardin, as well as activists, celebrities, and filmmakers.

The Oath (2010 film)

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Her 2010 film The Oath, about two Yemeni men caught up in America's War on Terror, won the Excellence in Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
The Oath is a 2010 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras.

Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

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Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden, while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007.

Jacob Appelbaum

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She later worked with Jacob Appelbaum and writers and editors at Der Spiegel to cover disclosures about mass surveillance, particularly those relating to NSA activity in Germany.
He has displayed his art in a number of institutions across the world and has collaborated with artists such as Laura Poitras, Trevor Paglen, and Ai Weiwei.

The Intercept

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The first publication from that group, a digital magazine called The Intercept, launched on February 10, 2014.
Former editor Laura Poitras left the publication to work on non-fiction films.

Flag Wars

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Poitras co-directed, produced, and shot her 2003 documentary, Flag Wars, about gentrification in Columbus, Ohio.
Flag Wars and filmmakers Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras won the 2003 CDS Filmmaker Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the 2003 SXSW Competition Award at the SXSW Film Festival, and a 2003 Peabody Award.

First Look Media

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In October 2013 Poitras joined with reporters Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill to establish an on-line investigative journalism publishing venture funded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar, what became First Look Media.
The project is a collaboration with Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras with a promised $250 million in funding from Omidyar.

Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present)

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She won the 2013 George Polk Award for "national security reporting" related to the NSA disclosures.
That year, Snowden had made his first contact with journalist Glenn Greenwald, then employed by The Guardian, and he contacted documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras in January 2013.

Pierre Omidyar

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In October 2013 Poitras joined with reporters Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill to establish an on-line investigative journalism publishing venture funded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar, what became First Look Media.
In 2013, he announced that he would create and finance First Look Media, a journalism venture to include Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill.

Sudbury Valley School

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However, after finishing Sudbury Valley School, where there were no grades and no division of students by age, she moved to San Francisco and lost interest in becoming a chef.
Laura Poitras is an alumna.

Jeremy Scahill

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In October 2013 Poitras joined with reporters Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill to establish an on-line investigative journalism publishing venture funded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar, what became First Look Media.
In October 2013 Scahill joined with reporters Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras to establish an on-line investigative journalism publishing venture funded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar.

Snowden (film)

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Poitras is portrayed by actress Melissa Leo in the 2016 biographical drama film Snowden, directed by Oliver Stone, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden.
In 2013, Edward Snowden arranges a clandestine meeting in Hong Kong with documentarian Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Risk (2016 film)

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Risk is a 2016 American documentary film written and directed by Laura Poitras about the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Anonymous Was A Woman Award

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Stellar Wind

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The documentary was based on interviews with William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency, who became a whistleblower and described the details of the Stellar Wind project that he helped to design.

Melissa Leo

Poitras is portrayed by actress Melissa Leo in the 2016 biographical drama film Snowden, directed by Oliver Stone, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden.

Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI

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The film, about the 1971 Media, Pennsylvania raid of FBI offices, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2014.
A documentary film titled 1971 was produced by Big Mouth Productions and co-produced by Laura Poitras.

The Ridenhour Prizes

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Julian Assange

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Poitras authored a documentary called Risk, on the life of Julian Assange.
In her 2017 documentary on Assange, Laura Poitras included a scene of him calling the Swedish sexual assault allegations a "radical feminist conspiracy"—a comment which she says led them to part ways.