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Laura Poitras

Laura PoitrasBorn: 2-Feb-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.

Father: James Poitras
Mother: Patricia
Sister: Christine Poitras
Sister: Jennifer Poitras

    High School: Sudbury Valley School, Framingham, MA
    Conservatory: San Francisco Art Institute
    University: Public Engagement, The New School (1996)
    Lecturer: Yale University (2008-09)

    First Look Media The Intercept (2013-)
    Freedom of the Press Foundation
    EFF Pioneer Award 2013
    Ford Fellowship Art of Change (2015)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 2007
    MacArthur Fellowship 2012
    Polk Award National Security Reporting (2013)
    Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2014)
    I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence 2014

    Citizenfour (10-Oct-2014)
    The Oath (Jan-2010)
    Flag Wars (10-Mar-2003)

    Citizenfour (10-Oct-2014) · Herself

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