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Poitras, Laura

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Most widely held works by Laura Poitras
Citizenfour by Laura Poitras( Visual )

68 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA
My Country, My Country by Laura Poitras( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East
The oath( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Arabic and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacularly gripping documentary that unfolds like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror
Flag wars( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the results of gentrification in Columbus, Ohio, when African American inner-city residents are met with an influx of white gay home buyers
The law in these parts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the four-decade-old Israeli military legal system in the Occupied Territories. Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 War, the military has imposed thousand of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousand of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli "settlers" to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the world. The film records the testimonies of the military legal professionals who were the architects of the system and helped run it in its formative years
Risk : how much of your own life are you willing to risk?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, RISK is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice."--Back cover
Capturing reality : the art of documentary by Pepita Ferrari( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From cinema vérité pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill to maverick directors like Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, this program presents the reflections and experiences of some of the documentary world's brightest luminaries. Interviews with 38 directors are combined with over 160 clips from such films as Grey Gardens, The Thin Blue Line, Darwin's Nightmare, Touching the Void, and One Day in September. Each participant describes both the journey of making a film and that of making a life in filmmaking, while addressing a fundamental question: can a documentary capture reality, and what does that look like?"--Container
Lynn Hershman Leeson : civic radar by Lynn Hershman-Leeson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First comprehensive monograph, compiled in close collaboration with the artist. Lynn Hershman Leeson is among the first and most influential of media artists. During the past five decades she has achieved pioneering work in the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation and interactive and net-based media art. The major themes of Hershman Leeson are the construction of identity, monitoring and control, and life in the era of genetic engineering. Her most influential performance work is Roberta Breitmore (1973-78) - the fictional character that she, then three subsequent female personas, enacted in real time and space, using artifacts of the time. In her most recent works, Lynn Hershman Leeson includes web applications, mass communication media such as smart-phones, as well as the latest scientific developments in the field of genetics and regenerative medicine including 3D bioprinters that create human body parts." from publisher's website
Citizenfour( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Januar 2013 erhält die Filmemacherin Laura Poitras, die gerade am dritten Teil ihrer vielfach preisgekrönten Trilogie über die USA nach den Ereignissen vom 11. September 2001 arbeitet (u. a. Oscar-Nominierung für "My Country, My Country" und Pulitzer-Preis für "My Oath"), verschlüsselte E-Mails von einem Unbekannten, der sich "Citizen Four" nennt und Beweise für verdeckte Massenüberwachungsprogramme der NSA und anderer Geheimdienste in Aussicht stellt. Im Juni 2013 fliegen Laura Poitras und die Journalisten Glenn Greenwald und Ewen MacAskill nach Hongkong, um sich mit "Citizen Four" zu treffen - es ist Edward Snowden. Der vom NDR und BR koproduzierte Film über den mittlerweile weltberühmten Whistleblower erhielt neben anderen großen Auszeichnungen 2015 den Oscar als bester Dokumentarfilm
Irak - mein fremdes Land : Bildtonträger( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dokumentation über die Situation im Irak
Citizenfour : the Edward Snowden revelations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 2013, Laura Poitras started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from "CITIZENFOUR," who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies worldwide. Five months later, she and reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The resulting film is history unfolding before our eyes
Mutige Aufklärer im digitalen Zeitalter Car-von-Osietzky-Medaillen an Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras und Glenn Greenwald( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizenfour : l'histoirie d' Edward Snowden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une journaliste de Berlin reçoit des messages codés d'un individu qui a des informations cruciales. Après une suite d'échanges sécurisés, elle se rend à Hong Kong en compagnie de deux collègues pour rencontrer sa mystérieuse source. Il s'agit d'Edward Snowden qui lui révèle que l'Agence Nationale de la Sécurité (NSA) intercepte les appels et les envois informatisés de millions d'individus, une surveillance à l'échelle planétaire qu'endosse le gouvernement américain. À mesure que les articles sont publiés sur le sujet, l'étau se resserre sur Edward Snowden qui n'a aucun autre choix que de se cacher
My country, my country by Laura Poitras( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans are offered the unique opportunity to experience the U.S. occupation of Iraq from an insider's perspective in this documentary detailing the efforts of a devoted father and Sunni Muslim political candidate to better his country during the 2005 elections. As the U.S. government attempts to bring democracy to Iraq, Baghdad native Dr. Riyadh is faced with making the difficult decision of supporting the popular boycott of the elections, or fighting for a democracy that seems ever more unlikely with each passing day. With intimate footage of Dr. Riyadh's interactions with the public and candid interviews featuring the opinions of every-day Iraqis, director Laura Poitras' timely film offers an unbiased look at the unpredictable will of an occupied population
Astro noise : a survival guide for living under total surveillance by Laura Poitras( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Poitras: Astro Noise" is the first solo museum exhibition by artist, filmmaker, and journalist Laura Poitras. This immersive installation of new work builds on topics important to Poitras, including mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. drone program, Guantánamo Bay Prison, occupation, and torture. For the exhibition, Poitras is creating an interrelated series of installations in the Whitney's eighth-floor Hurst Family Galleries. The exhibition expands on her project to document post-9/11 America, engaging visitors in formats outside her non-fiction filmmaking. Instead she will create immersive environments that incorporate documentary footage, architectural interventions, primary documents, and narrative structures to invite visitors to interact with the material in strikingly intimate and direct ways. The title, "Astro Noise", refers to the faint background disturbance of thermal radiation left over from the Big Bang and is the name Edward Snowden gave to an encrypted file containing evidence of mass surveillance by the National security Agency that he shared with Poitras in 2013. The Snowden archive partially inspired Poitras's presentation at the Whitney."--
Obywatelka Poitras by Laura Poitras( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9/11 trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Astro noise: a survival guide for living under total surveillance by Laura Poitras( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Astro noise: a survival guide for living under total surveillance by Laura Poitras( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poitras has invited artists, novelists, technologists and academics to respond to the modern-day state of mass surveillance. Among them are author Dave Eggers, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the former Guantanamo Bay detainee Lakhdar Boumediene, writer and researcher Kate Crawford, and Edward Snowden, to name a few. Some contributors worked directly with Poitras and the archive of documents leaked by Snowden, others contributed fictional reinterpretations of spy craft. The result is a 'how-to' guide for living in a society that collects extraordinary amounts of information on individuals. Paperback housed in black slipcase
My country, my country( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A documentary of the experiences of a Sunni Iraqi medical doctor under the allied occupation. Dr. Riyadh is a Sunni political candidate who is passionate to establish an Iraqi democracy but who rejects the US project to spread democracy through the Middle East
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Alternative Names
Laura Poitras American documentary film director and producer

Laura Poitras Amerikaans filmproducente

Laura Poitras documentalista y productora estadounidense

Laura Poitras dokumentarist

Laura Poitras réalisatrice, productrice et photographe américaine

Laura Poitras regista statunitense

Laura Poitras US-amerikanische Dokumentarfilmregisseurin

Laura Poitras usona filmreĝisoro

Poitras, Laura 1964-...

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