The film "Citizen of the four" about Snowden took the "Oscar"

Yesterday on the 87th award ceremony "Oscar" Best Documentary Feature, the movie called Citizenfour i> («Citizen four") of Edward Snowden.

Directed by Laura Poitras picture (Laura Poitras) in January 2013 began to receive anonymous encrypted emails from a person under the nickname Citizenfour, who claimed that he has evidence of the existence of illegal covert surveillance program, which is the NSA, in collaboration with other intelligence agencies around the world. Journalist skeptical of these letters, but then Citizenfour taught her to use encryption software, and she received the first documents confirming his words.

Five months later, she and Glenn Greenwald, journalists and Ewen MacAskill arrived in Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with this man. It turned out to Edward Snowden.

"Oscar" for Laura Poitras - recognition not only as a professional filmmaker, but also of civil courage. Need a certain courage to secretly intelligence services to work with the most wanted informants who NSA openly calls a criminal and a traitor.

Awarding the "Oscar" for the film, according to мнению NY Times , also "a way for members of the American Academy make something like a political statement, not risking his reputation».

"The film tells the story of Citizenfour many years of continuous battle against wiretapping communications and feeds it into a compelling story about one person. Work Poitras, Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald helped define a new policy for the countries around the world. It is worthy of at least the "Oscar", "- said in a заявлении Electronic Frontier Foundation.

After receiving such a prestigious award documentary "Citizen of four" sure looks more and more people. All they know about the victim, which brought Snowden, and violations of the security services in the field of surveillance of the population.

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P.S. By the way, at the end of 2015 it is planned premier art painting "Snowden» , rented by Oliver Stone.



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