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    Filmmaker Laura Poitras' Work Rewarded With a Pulitzer Prize

    The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today. Among the winners was work led by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras, who worked with both winning publications, The Washington Post and The Guardian, for their stories on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked the documents th...

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    Pulitzer Prize Winners Unveiled

    The film world has its fingerprints all over this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, announced this morning.

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    IDA Documentary Awards Honor 'The Square,' 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and More

    The International Documentary Association unveiled their 2013 IDA Documentary Award winners at a ceremony Friday evening in Los Angeles. Top honors went to Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian revolution doc "The Square" for Best Feature, set to premiere on Netflix in January and currently sitting on the 2014 ...

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    Cinema Eye Announces 2014 'Shorts List'

    Nonfiction filmmaking organization Cinema Eye has just unveiled the fifteen finalists for the 2014 Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking. The announcement was made on the first day of the 9th Annual Camden International Film Festival, which marks the fifth year ...

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    Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous to be Honored at IDA Documentary Awards

    Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous will be receiving awards for their contributions to documentary film at this year's IDA Documentary Awards.

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    International Documentary Association to Honor Alex Gibney and Laura Poitras

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced their top award recipients for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards to be held on Dec 6. The 2013 Career Achievement Award will be presented to Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney. Known for his critical, investigative pi...

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    International Documentary Association to Honor Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous

    The International Documentary Association today announced that it will honor filmmaker Alex Gibney with its 2013 Career Achievement Award, its Amicus Award to producer Geralyn Dreyfous, and its Courage Under Fire award to filmmaker Laura Poitras, who broke the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowd...

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    Director Laura Poitras Is at the Center of the Biggest Political Story of the Year

    The NY Times did a cover story of documentarian Laura Poitras one of the people at the center of the Edward Snowden story.

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    Laura Poitras and the Snowden Leak: How a Documentary Filmmaker Put a Human Face on the PRISM Scandal

    Sam Adams on "one of the sharpest and most gifted documentary filmmakers in the field" and her role in NSA leak.

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    Muckraking Journalist Filmmaker Laura Poitras: Ahead of Surveillance Scandal, Making War on Terror Doc with Assange (VIDEO)

    Mark Boal, move over. Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras is aggressively reporting the National Security Agency surveillance scandal in the international press at the same time that she is filming material for her documentary on the subject, which also includes the participation of WikiLeaks' Julia...

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