Biography

Laura Poitras is an Academy Award-winning American documentary film director and producer residing in Berlin. Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden. while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007. She won the 2013 George Polk Award for "national security reporting" related to the NSA disclosures. The NSA reporting by Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Barton Gellmancontributed to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded jointly to The Guardian and The Washington Post. She is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Laura Poitras is an Academy Award-winning American documentary film director and producer residing in Berlin. Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden. while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007. She won the 2013 George Polk Award for "national security reporting" related to the NSA disclosures. The NSA reporting by Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Barton Gellmancontributed to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded jointly to The Guardian and The Washington Post. She is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 32

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Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts.

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2017 Risk Director
2016 Project X Director
2014 Citizenfour Director
2013 Death of a Prisoner Director
2012 The Program Director
2011 O'Say Can You See Director
2010 The Oath Director
2006 My Country, My Country Director
2003 Flag Wars Director

Production

The Rashomon Effect Executive Producer
2019 XY Chelsea Executive Producer
2018 Nuuca Executive Producer
2018 The Proposal Executive Producer
2018 Adversary Executive Producer
2018 The Earth is Humming Executive Producer
2018 Concussion Protocol Producer
2018 Crime + Punishment Executive Producer
2018 Hale County This Morning, This Evening Executive Producer
2018 Our New President Executive Producer
2017 Personal Truth Executive Producer
2017 A Night at the Garden Executive Producer
2017 Our New President Executive Producer
2017 Risk Producer
2017 Clowns Producer
2017 The Moderators Executive Producer
2017 Strong Island Executive Producer
2017 Trump's Lobby Executive Producer
2016 The Vote Producer
2016 Concerned Student 1950 Executive Producer
2016 Speaking Is Difficult Executive Producer
2014 Citizenfour Producer
2006 My Country, My Country Producer

Acting

2018 The Panama Papers as Herself
2017 Risk as Herself (voice)
2016 All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone as Herself, co-founder, The Intercept (archive footage)
2014 Citizenfour as Herself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode) as Herself

Editing

2017 Risk Editor
2013 Death of a Prisoner Editor
2012 The Program Editor
2006 My Country, My Country Editor

Crew

2013 Death of a Prisoner Cinematography
2010 The Oath Cinematography
2006 My Country, My Country Cinematography

Camera

2017 Risk Director of Photography
2012 The Program Director of Photography

Sound

2017 Risk Sound Recordist

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