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Kamloops Film Festival: Citizen Four

March 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

CitizenfourGermany/ USA

Directed by Laura Poitras
In English and in Portuguese and German with English subtitles
Documentary
114 minutes
Not Rated

Citizenfour is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “Citizenfour.” He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. Citizenfour not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.

Details

Date:
March 7, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm
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Venue

Paramount Theatre
503 Victoria Street
Kamloops, British Columbia Canada
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