Laura Poitras' documentary Citizenfour details how the documentary filmmaker became one of the first reporters to have been contacted by Edward Snowden as the infamous whistleblower prepared to turn over materials that would reveal the extent of the NSA's surveillance around the world.~Perry Seibert
Laura Poitras "Citizenfour" is masterpiece in the age of technology and government surveillance of their citizens. This includes all governements, and government's surveillance of other governments. The strength and resilience of the previously unknown NSA worker, Edward Snowden, is portrayed brilliantly by showing his lack of wanting personal reward and trying to remind us all of the stomping of our personal liberties and the rights we should all always remember we have and should always fight for. Our integrity, privacy, and most importantly freedom of speech is all we have at this time in history. It is quickly resolving due to our lack of action, and we cannot continue to let it happen without a fight.
Whether you want to like or hate the man, his exposure did start a change of transparency that was needed against our government. Of course if you took this "too close to heart" if could make you paranoid, but then you would have failed at why this is important to understand. If you can keep an objective, open mind, you'll appreciate the sacrifices that were made here just as much as those who serve to protect our country.
cannot recommend this film enough. holds up to repeat viewings, is gripping and enlightening, and definitely a must see film that should be shown in the classroom as well as in the home. my only complaint is this doesnot come with a digital copy and to add insult to injury, the digital copies cost more than the physical disc.