Citizenfour

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Wed, 12/16/2015 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30. No admittance after 7:30.

Laura Poitras | 114 min, USA, 2015

presented by CCR and DCTV

The Center for Constitutional Rights and DCTV are proud to co-present a free screening of Laura Poitras’ Academy Award winning documentary, Citizenfour, followed by a discussion with experts in the field of surveillance and information technology, including CCR’s own Senior Staff Attorney, Shayana Kadidal.

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 invasions 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.

This event is a part of Freedom Flicks, brought to you by the Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community.

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