MFF Alum Laura Poitras on Front Page of The New York Times!

laura-poitrasDocumentary filmmaker and MFF Alum Laura Poitras is now at the center of the story about government surveillance whistleblower Edward J. Snowden. The story appears on the front page of Saturday’s edition of The New York Times. Click here for the article.

Poitras is one of three Oscar-nominated documentary filmmakers who participated in MFF’s 2011 fundraiser “Are Documentary Filmmakers the New Journalists?” moderated by Meredith Vieira.

Poitras is also a two time MFF Alum, screening both Oscar-nominated MY COUNTRY MY COUNTRY (MFF 2006) and THE OATH (MFF 2010). Last year she was the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant.

Interestingly, the Times‘ story ends with Poitras warning the reporter that her version of the evolving story will be “very different from the way a newspaper would tell it.”


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