‘Citizenfour’

citizenfour_xlgBig Brother is watching you – or at least listening.

A coruscating documentary about Whistleblower Ed Snowden and the metadata collection by the US government on not only US citizens but also non-Americans living outside the USA – all under the guise of ‘terrorism’ (even if you are the German Chancellor or a Brazilian company competing against American interests in Brazil….).

Only one democratic country is worse for spying on its own citizens – the UK…

Filmed as a thriller with Ed holed up in a Hong Kong hotel as he reveals the information to filmmaker Laura Poitras (The Oath, Flag Wars) and journalists Glenn Greenwald (US) and Ewen MacAskill (UK), who in turn drip feed the information to the news network.

Rating: 68%

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