Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras is a filmmaker and artist. Her film CITIZENFOUR, the third part in a trilogy about post-9/11 America, won an Oscar for best documentary. Her reporting on NSA mass surveillance received the George Polk Award for National Security journalism, and was shared in the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.

She is a co-creator of Field of Vision, a visual journalism project that commissions short-form and feature films about urgent global issues. She is currently suing the U.S. government to learn why she was placed on a terrorist watchlist in 2006.

Her first solo museum exhibition of immersive installations, Astro Noise, was presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016. Her most recent films include Risk, following WikiLeaks and Julian Assange over 6 years, and Project X, about a mysterious windowless building in lower Manhattan. 

Laura Poitras was nominated for the 2014 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Codename Apalachee’

Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras at the premier of her film "Citizenfour" about Edward Snowdon, in San Francisco, October 21, 2014.