Citizenfour – surveillance, Snowden and the Snooper’s Charter

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April 7, 2017 by NUJMcrSalford

We’re screening Citizenfour in association with Open Rights Group

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The event is open to all – you don’t have to be in the NUJ or a journalist.

Date: Saturday April 22

Venue: Three Minute Theatre Afflecks Arcade 35-39 Oldham Street Manchester, M1 1JG

Start time: 14:00 – film followed by a panel discussion with NUJ members and Open Rights Group

Cost: £4 to cover licence fee and venue costs

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).

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.

The film from Britdoc has been awarded 30 awards, including BAFTA: Best Documentary, Directors Guild of America: Outstanding Directorial Achievement, London Critics Circle: Best Documentary.

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