Laura Poitras on Edward Snowden, spying and her Oscar-nominated film Citizenfour
'A bit of a mystery,' says director of her film about the famous whistleblower
Filmmaker Laura Poitras talks to CBC News about her film Citizenfour and the process of working with whistleblower Edward Snowden, a former intelligence analyst who leaked documents detailing the NSA's domestic spying program.
Poitras tells CBC's Amanda Lang about Snowden's initial — anonymous — approach, the decision to meet him and the process behind her Oscar-nominated documentary.
"People talk about the film sometimes and they describe it as sort of a bit of a mystery," Poitras says. "And that’s what it felt like."
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