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    Watch: Laura Poitras is Behind the Scenes of the Edward Snowden NSA Whistleblower Video

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked the documents that proved that the NSA was collecting phone and data records from telephone and internet companies for the past several years in a program called Prism, asked The Guardian to reveal his identity. Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the n...

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    Documentary Filmmakers Laura Poitras and Natalia Almada Named MacArthur Fellows

    Laura Poitras and Natalia Almada have been named MacArthur Fellows for 2012, which brings a $500,000 grant to each over the next five years. The documentary filmmakers are among 23 fellows chosen by the MacArthur Foundation, which made the announcement Monday.

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    Will You See This Movie? Laura Poitras Gives Glimpses into the Third Film in Her Terror Trilogy at a Whitney Biennial Surveillance Teach-In

    Laura Poitras, the filmmaker behind two of the most searing documentaries to cover the post-9/11 period, is currently working on the third film in her terror trilogy. Poitras has been in the news recently after Salon's Glenn Greenwald used her case as an example of the ways that journalists and ...

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    Doc Community Responds to Laura Poitras' Report of Unjust Treatment

    This weekend, in a post on his popular political blog, Salon's Glenn Greenwald posted a story about the ways that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely intimidated and violated the fourth amendment rights of documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who is currently at work on the third of he...

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    Homeland Security Interrogates and Harasses Oscar-Nominee Laura Poitras During Making of New Doc

    Laura Poitras, the Oscar-nominated director of "My Country, My Country" and "The Oath," has suffered extreme harrassment at the hands of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Customs and Border Control (CBC) while making a new film on America's "War on Ter...

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