Laura Poitras and her team took off with the Best Documentary Feature Oscar tonight. But of course!
The following is a statement from Edward Snowden provided to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents him:
“When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant. I’m grateful that I allowed her to persuade me. The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received. My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world.”
“Citizenfour” will be on HBO Monday, February 23 — i.e. tomorrow — at 9:00 pm ET/PT.