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Oscar-winning doc 'Citizenfour' chronicles Edward Snowden's

Oscar-winning doc 'Citizenfour' chronicles Edward Snowden's
By Euronews

<p>An Oscar-winning documentary by US film maker Laura Poitras, ‘Citizenfour’ is the culmination of a post-9/11 trilogy. </p> <p><img src="http://www.euronews.com/media/download/articlepix/snowden-cb-bb1-200315.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>The film chronicles Poitras and her colleagues’ meetings with <span class="caps">NSA</span> whistleblower Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room as he prepares to reveal to the world the scale of the US government’s spying both at home and abroad. </p> <p>The documentary-maker, who has put her own life at risk filming as a lone woman in Iraq (for her 2006 documentary ‘My Country, My Country’), successfully portrays the state of mind of a man prepared to do the same for his beliefs. </p> <p><img src="http://www.euronews.com/media/download/articlepix/snowden-cb-bb2-200315.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Never seen and rarely heard, Poitras presents her footage in her trademark modest and nuanced fashion, avoiding clichés and easy morals. </p> <p>Whether you believe Snowden is a hero or a traitor, ‘Citizenfour’ should be compulsory viewing for any citizen of the world who wants to make an informed decision. And like any good spy movie, I guarantee you will enjoy it, too. See you next week.</p>