Cast: Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Ewen Macaskill, Jacob Appplebaum, Jeremy Scahill
Country of Origin: USA 2014 113 mins.
Released by ARTIFICIAL EYE/CURZON FILM RELEASING
'Riveting documentary making at its best, a thriller in every sense.'
Laura Poitras started receiving encrypted emails in January 2013 from 'citizen four', an individual who was ready to reveal America's NSA and the UK's GCHQ's mass covert surveillance programmes.
In June 2013 with reporter Glenn Greenwald Laura Poitras flew to Hong Kong for the first of a series of filmed meetings with Edward Snowden which resulted in this riveting documentary that surpasses many feature films billed as thrillers. Edward Snowden, a man alone, labelled a traitor by the state, centre stage in one of the most significant news stories of 2013.