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Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras is an Academy Award-winning American documentary film director and producer residing in Berlin. Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden. while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007. She won the 2013 George Polk Award for "national security reporting" related to the NSA disclosures. The NSA reporting by Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Barton Gellmancontributed to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded jointly to The Guardian and The Washington Post. She is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.


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Born:
In Boston, Massachusetts.
Movie/TV Credits:
4
First Appeared:
In the series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah 1996-07-22
Latest Project:
Movie Risk 2017-05-05
Known For
Poster of Risk
Poster of All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Filmography
Movie Risk Herself (voice) 2017-05-05
Movie All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone Herself, co-founder, The Intercept (archive footage) 2016-11-04
Movie Citizenfour Herself 2014-10-24
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Herself 1996-07-22