Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum
Synopsis: A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
Director Laura Poitras doesnʼt attempt to make a hero out of Edward Snowden or Glenn Greenwald or anyone else concerned with the revelations. Instead, she lets the camera roll and moves it appropriately, letting the viewer survey the hours and days that pass. We feel like we are part of the décor in the hotel room; we are a wallflower. Her skill as a documentary maker is that she allows the story to tell itself. The filmʼs skill as a documentary is that the story is as cinematic as one penned by a Hollywood screenwriter. — Podestrains Filmcast