In January 2013, Laura Poitras started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from "CITIZENFOUR," who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies worldwide. Five months later, she and reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill 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 resulting film is history unfolding before our eyes.
Edward Snowden, Jacob Appelbaum, Julian Assange, William Binney, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Jeremy Scahill, M. Margaret McKeown, Kevin Bankston, Harry Pregerson, H.Thomas Byron, Michael Daly Hawkins, Jonathan Man, Robert Tibbo, Jose Casado, Roberto Kaz, Julian Borger, Paul Johnson, Nick Hopkins, Marcel Bosonnet, Wolfgang Kaleck, Ben Wizner, William Bourdon, Gonzalo Boye, Carsten Gericke