Laura Poitras

Blecker, New York Times Magazine

Laura Poitras is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker. In May 2013, she met NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and has been reporting his revelations for Der Spiegel, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She is currently finishing a trilogy of films about America post-9/11. Her work was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, where she held a “Surveillance Teach-In” with NSA whistleblower William Binney and security expert Jacob Appelbaum. She is the recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship.

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