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Laura Poitras

Laura PoitrasBorn: 1964
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: My Country, My Country

Documentary filmmaker. Her work includes:

  • Flag Wars (2003), about gentrification in Columbus, OH
  • My Country, My Country (2006), about the US occupation of Iraq
  • The Oath (2010), a study of two former associates of Osama bin Laden
  • O'Say Can You See (2011), an installation including footage from September 11th and interviews with Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Along with Glenn Greenwald, Poitras was a recipient of Edward Snowden's leaked trove of classified documents.

    University: San Francisco Art Institute
    University: Public Engagement, The New School (1996)

    First Look Media The Intercept (2013-)
    MacArthur Fellowship 2012
    Freedom of the Press Foundation

    The Oath (Jan-2010)
    Flag Wars (10-Mar-2003)

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