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Whistleblower film wins Best Documentary Oscar

At the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, the Oscar for “Best Documentary” went to “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ dramatic portrayal Edward Snowden’s disclosure of massive surveillance by the National Security Agency. Receiving the award were director Poitras, producer Dirk Wilutzky and editor Mathilde Bonnefoy.…

This Halloween’s creepiest film is a documentary

If you’re looking for a scary film to see this Halloween, forget warmed-over classics involving vampires, chainsaws and extra-terrestrials and get yourself to a screening of Citizenfour-–a film that out-creeps the rest with real-world villains. The story plot is high-tech…

Snowden, Poitras honored as truth-tellers at National Press Club

Telling truth to power can be a lonely, even dangerous activity. Isolation and shunning are common, making it seem like solitary confinement with invisible bars. So, it’s important that the Fertel Foundation & the Nation Institute honor truthtellers each year with…