Oxford Brookes Documentary Club: Citizenfour

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Citizenfour

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre , Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site

Details

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “CITIZENFOUR,” in January 2013.  He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film.

CITIZENFOUR places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.

CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.

Watch the trailer  here.

Oxford Brookes Documentary Club is dedicated to bringing you interesting and inspiring documentaries that give voice to a wide variety of topics. 

All our events are free andopen to all.

Book your ticket and you will get 10%discount voucher in Cafe Central. 

Pre-theatre menu is available from 5 - 7pm in Brookes Lounge. £6.50 for 2 courses!

This project is kindly supported by the Faculty of TDE.

There is limited parking available at Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill Hall from 4.30pm, and it is on a first come, first served basis.

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