NO BEARS Introduced by Filmmaker
Thursday, January 19
Laura Poitras is a filmmaker, journalist, and artist. Her film CITIZENFOUR won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Her reporting on the NSA and Edward Snowden received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Part one of the trilogy, Academy Award-nominated My Country, My Country about the U.S. occupation of Iraq, premiered at the Berlinale. Part two, The Oath, on Guantanamo Bay Prison and the war on terror, also screened at the Berlinale. She was placed on a U.S. government terrorist watchlist in 2006 because of her work documenting post-9/11 America. In 2015, she filed a successful lawsuit to obtain her classified FBI files. Her latest film, ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED, about the artist and activist Nan Goldin and her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis, won the Golden Lion at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.