Filmmaker Laura Poitras is one of a million Americans on the NSA’s watch list. But that hasn’t prevented her from telling Edward Snowden’s story, the one that ends with him an enemy of the U.S. government, but a friend to its people, self-exiled in Russia, (at least temporarily) compliments of Vladimir Putin.
Snowden’s biography reads like a Techie version of Doogie Houser, M.D. Before the age of 25 he had become a computer whiz, a cyberstrategist, specializing in counterintelligence, thanks to a natural affinity for technology and specialized education on Uncle Sam’s dime.
Snowden and Uncle Sam, however, had a parting of their ways last year when Snowden was accused by the Department of Justice of violating the Espionage Act when he leaked information on the NSA’s surveillance of average Americans to the media.
But if Snowden had not leaked information about how the NSA is gathering data on American citizens, we would not know the extent of Obama’s corruption.
Americans live in fear of government intrusion on their privacy: their investments, their medical history, their politics and religious viewpoints. More accurately, they fear how their government will put to use their private information.
Does the NSA really think 1.2 million Americans are a threat? No wonder they want our guns! They are disarming the civilian militia before waging war on the people.
Poitras’s film, Citizenfour, is not your average documentary. There are plot twists and suspense to rival any film carefully scripted scene by scene. But wait, there’s more: an ending that surpised even Snowden. Details follow below.
h/t: Hollywood Reporter
A second National Security Agency whistleblower exists within the ranks of government intelligence.
That bombshell comes toward the end Citizenfour, a new documentary from filmmaker Laura Poitras about NSA informant Edward Snowden that had its world premiere on Friday at the New York Film Festival.
In the key scene, journalist Glenn Greenwald visits Snowden at a hotel room in Moscow. Fearing they are being taped, Greenwald communicates with Snowden via pen and paper.
While some of the exchanges are blurred for the camera, it becomes clear that Greenwald wants to convey that another government whistleblower — higher in rank than Snowden — has come forward.
The revelation clearly shocks Snowden, whose mouth drops open when he reads the details of the informant’s leak.
Also revealed by Greenwald is the fact that 1.2 million Americans are currently on a government watch-list. Among them is Poitras herself.
Watch the trailer:
We’ve been assured that Poitras’s film will reaveal Snowden the man, and expose the NSA’s surveillence agenda.
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