Watch: Teaser Trailer for Edward Snowden Doc 'Citizenfour' Debuts
"I ask only that you ensure this information makes it home to the American public." HBO, Radius-TWC & Participant Media have premiered a trailer for Laura Poitras & journalist Glenn Greenwald's documentary Citizenfour. Described as an "utterly riveting first-person look" at how they "first met with whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong", the doc is a highly anticipated expose on Snowden's decisions and implications, captured as an "unprecedented fly-on-the-wall account of one of the most groundbreaking moments in recent history." The trailer is more of a tease with a grating slow-read voiceover to start, and right when it gets to the interesting part with Snowden it cuts to the title. I'm definitely seeing this doc, but I wish they gave us a bit more to view here. That said, this may still capture your attention. Take a look below.
Here's the first trailer for Laura Poitras' documentary Citizenfour, originally from Huffington Post:
From the NYFF description: "In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as 'citizen four,' who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes." Citizenfour is premiering at NYFF this weekend, arriving in theaters on October 24th this fall.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
heck of a tease
Danimal on Oct 10, 2014
Glad to see a Citizens' hero get some screen time.
redtie on Oct 10, 2014
Oh. Seems like such a white bread guy. I would have never thought him capable.
DAVIDPD on Oct 10, 2014
I would comment on this film, but seeing as the NSA are most likely watching, I'll refrain.
Trey Wilson on Oct 10, 2014
Ed Snowden is a total fucking hero to anyone who cleaves toward freedom and individual autonomy, rather than advancing the power of an authoritarian State. anyone who disputes that point is aligning themselves with the STASI, the NKVD, & the Gestapo.
adrianrf on Oct 10, 2014
you sound like a complete lunatic.
Guest on Oct 11, 2014
Damn, gotta see this.
Reznik on Oct 11, 2014
Great teaser! I'm looking forward to the wave of movies about Snowden, but this one seems one of the most interesting ones. I'll make sure to check it out.
Ricardo_PT on Oct 11, 2014
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