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Citizenfour

   2014    History
Citizenfour received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscars. The film was directed by Laura Poitras concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal." In January 2013, Laura Poitras received an encrypted e-mail from a stranger who called himself Citizen Four. In it, he offered her inside information about illegal wiretapping practices of the NSA and other intelligence agencies. Poitras had already been working for several years on a film about monitoring programs in the US, the result of the September 11 attacks. In June 2013, accompanied by investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian intelligence reporter Ewen MacAskill, she went to Hong Kong with her camera for the first meeting with the stranger, who identified himself as Edward Snowden. Several other meetings followed. The recordings gained from the meetings form the basis of the film.

Risk

   2016    Culture
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, was arrested at Ecuador's embassy in London on April 11, 2019. He was cornered in a tiny building for seven years, with threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired.
Filmed over six years, Risk is a character study capturing his confinement. Director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.

Natural World
Natural World

   2015    Nature
The Private Life of Plants
The Private Life of Plants

   1994    Nature
Engineering the Future Series 3
Engineering the Future Series 3

   2021    Technology
How Earth Made Us
How Earth Made Us

   2010    Culture
Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds

   2020    Science
The Story of India
The Story of India

   2007    History
Blood of the Vikings
Blood of the Vikings

   2001    History
Motivation
Motivation

   2017    Culture