The Open Society Archives (OSA) and the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) co-host a professional preview screening of CITIZENFOUR (2014), winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscars. The screening will be followed by an English-language discussion of CitizenFour's relevance for citizens and internet users of all states, whistle-blowing and its risks, and the threats posed to democracy and free communications by covert global surveillance, secret laws and courts, and governments deploying various pretexts in order to hand over ever-increasing power to the security and intelligence services.
Directed by Laura Poitras, 114 minutes with Hungarian subtitles
Thursday, April 9 @ 6 pm at OSA (Arany J. u. 32)
First preview screening in Hungary!
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from a stranger who called himself Citizen Four, and who claimed to have evidence on illegal wiretapping practices by the US National Security Agency and other intelligence services. Five months later, two Guardian reporters, Glenn Greenwald and Ewan MacAskill flew to Hong Kong to meet the informer, who identified himself as Edward Snowden. Live in front of the camera, one of the greatest recent scandals of modern times unfolded, and these recordings form the basis of the film.
Anthony Romero, American Civil Liberties Union, Edward Snowden's lawyer in the US
Gill Phillips, The Guardian
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