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Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. In May 2013, she met NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and has been reporting his revelations about abuses of government surveillance in a multitude of global news outlets, including The Guardian, De Spiegel, and The New York Times. She is currently finishing a trilogy of films about America post-9/11. The first film, “My Country, My Country” was nominated for an Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Emmy Award. The second film, “The Oath” received a Gotham Award for Best Documentary, the Cinematography Award at Sundance, and the Directing Award at Cinema Eye Honors. Her work was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, where she held a “Surveillance Teach-In” with NSA whistleblower William Binney. Laura is the recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship and is a board member of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

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