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Laura Poitras Collection [DVD]

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In 2012, Poitras took an active part in the three-month exposition of Whitney Biennial exhibition of contemporary American art. In response to a Glenn Greenwald article on this issue, a group of film directors began a petition to protest against the government's actions towards her. Then again, [Poitras] told me, the trigger may have been a wire transfer that she sent in 2006 to Dr.

S. National Security Agency’s global mass surveillance programs was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, and the George Polk Award for National Security reporting. The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a think-tank, alternative university and an experimental laboratory set up to train a new generation of reporters in the tools of investigative, in-depth, and long-form journalism across all media. Part one of the trilogy, “ My Country, My Country,” about the occupation of Iraq, was nominated for an Academy Award.

Citizenfour is a documentary about Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, who had leaked classified information about the agency's surveillance practices to the media after working in Geneva. More Secrets on Growing State Surveillance: Exclusive Part 2 with NSA Whistleblower, Targeted Hacker, Democracy Now! April 23, 2012), More Secrets on State Surveillance: Exclusive Part 2 With NSA Whistleblower, Targeted Hacker, Democracy Now!

After completing My Country, My Country, Poitras claims, "I've been placed on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) watch list" and have been notified by airport security "that my 'threat rating' was the highest the Department of Homeland Security assigns". It was preliminary work that was to be included in a documentary planned for release as the final part of the trilogy. Her most recent film, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival where it won the Golden Lion, only the second documentary to win the top prize in the festival’s history.Assange alleges in the film that he is the victim of a radical feminist conspiracy over his being wanted for questioning on sexual assault allegations by the Swedish authorities. Poitras's solo exhibition, Astro Noise, opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in February 2016, portraying immersive environments that incorporate documentary footage, architectural interventions, primary documents, and narrative structures to invite visitors to interact with the material gathered by Poitras in strikingly intimate and direct ways. She worked on a series of immersive installations for her first solo museum exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

On March 21, 2014, Poitras joined Greenwald and Barton Gellman via Skype on a panel at the Sources and Secrets Conference to discuss the legal and professional threats to journalists covering national security surveillance and whistleblower stories, like that of Edward Snowden. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a 2022 documentary film which examines the life and career of photographer and activist Nan Goldin and her efforts to hold Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family, accountable for the opioid epidemic. Curated by Jay Sanders, the exhibition featured a series of new immersive installations: Anarchist, O’Say Can You See, Bed Down Location, Disposition Matrix, November 20, 2004, and Last Seen. On August 22, 2012, in a forum of short documentaries produced by independent filmmakers, The New York Times published an "Op-doc" produced by Poitras entitled The Program. She later revealed in her documentary Risk that she had a brief romantic relationship with Appelbaum.The documentary was based on interviews with William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency, who became a whistleblower and described the details of the Stellar Wind project that he helped to design. In June, she traveled to Hong Kong with Glenn Greenwald, and her video of Snowden revealing his identity was broadcast worldwide.

Journalist John] Bruning's book claims that the battalion suspected the doctor of being an insurgent. Poitras was asked if she would hazard an entry into the United States and she responded that she planned to attend an April 11 event, regardless of the legal or professional threats posed by US authorities. She is a founding board member of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, on the advisory board of Forensic Architecture, and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. Drama is this [she picks up a plastic honey container and moves it a few inches away to another spot on the table].Mike Flemming, Documentary Directors Protest Homeland Security Treatment Of Helmer Laura Poitras, Deadline Hollywood, April 9, 2012.

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