(Documentary Digest) Citizenfour wins Oscar for Best Documentary, airs tonight on HBO

Article originally published on Documentary Digest.

At the 2015 Oscars, Laura Poitras’ documentary featuring Edward Snowden won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

You can watch Poitras’ acceptance speech here.

The now award-winning documentary Citizenfour debuts on television this evening at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and is available for streaming online.

Watch the trailer here:

Citizenfour explores firsthand the Snowden story, as Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald were the first to make contact with NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.

Though similar to PBS’ United States of Secrets in subject matter, Citizenfour offers a brilliantly unique and intimate perspective to the issue–one only told by those who were there with Snowden.

(read more about Edward Snowden and the United States of Secrets documentary.)

Earlier today, Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald did an AMA on Reddit, which offers unprecedented supplementary information about the classified information leaks and the implications these revelations entail for the average citizen.


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