National Journal brings to attention Citizenfour, a documentary about Edward Snowden, directed by filmmaker Laura Poitras and produced by Steven Soderbergh. The documentary, which will have a limited release in the U.S. on Oct. 24, isn't about what Snowden revealed but about "what happens when people take personal sacrifice to expose what they think is wrongdoing."
As soon as Snowden started emailing me in the winter of 2013, I felt that this was very dangerous waters. This is way deeper than I've ever been. It made [filming in] Iraq seem just whatever by comparison. We knew we were going to piss off the most powerful people in the world, which we have. And I was also very aware that the source I was talking to was also putting his life on the line. That was clear. So the fact that I had someone's life on the line added to the level of anxiety and stress. If I fucked up in operational security or something, the consequences could be very negative for someone else.
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