Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal. Shot in the cinéma vérité style, the film had its U.S. premiere on October 10, 2014 at the New York Film Festival and its UK premiere on October 17, 2014 at the BFI London Film Festival. The film features Glenn Greenwald and was co-produced by Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, and Dirk Wilutzky, with Steven Soderbergh and others serving as executive producers. Citizenfour won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscars.
Edward Snowden was joking that I am first person he knows
who is more paranoic than he is. And it helped him to trust me.
She is an Academy Award-winning American documentary film director and producer residing in Berlin. Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden, while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007. She won the 2013 George Polk Award for "national security reporting" related to the NSA disclosures. The NSA reporting by Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Barton Gellman contributed to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded jointly to "The Guardian" and "The Washington Post". She is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
Director: Laura Poitras
Production : NiemcyUSAWielka Kingdom
Premiere : May 15, 2015 ( Poland ) 10 October 2014 ( world)
Awards : Oscar BAFTA Satellite Independent Spirit DGA Eddie and 5 other awards and 5 nominations