“a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.”
In 2007 the NSA the launched a program called PRISM. PRISM is currently responsible for 91% of NSA’s internet traffic acquired through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. Laura Poitras (My Country, My Country), a Berlin (Zeit) residing, american film director and recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, made an extraordinary character study and intelligent piece of cinema called “Citizen four” (TRAILER). The 2015 Oscar nominated for Documentary feature (full list) film is Executive Produced by Steven Soderbergh. Poitras was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era, where at a certain moment she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four.“ This person was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, American lawyer and journalist Glenn Greenwald and Poitras flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. Poitras filmed the interviews that resulted in this film, that truly deserves the world’s attention. Have a look at Laura Poitras short films here, in particular Death of a Prisoner, O’Say Can You See and The Program, which was also featured at Op-Docs | The New York Times – WATCH HERE-– More: How the CIA made Google, Have a look at The Intercept, created by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill. Also have a look at: Sentry Eagle, the National Initiative Protection Program. Photo credit: Praxis Films. A-ONE-TO-WATCH! Sharing=caring….