Director Laura Poitras accepted the award with Glenn Greenwald and Lindsay Mills, Snowden’s girlfriend
CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’ documentary about Edward Snowden’s revelations on the mass surveillance programs of the NSA has won last Sunday at the ceremony the Oscar for Best Documentary.
This will bring a lot of media to the documentary, and hopefully more and more people will be informed about their privacy rights and the abuses of the US government.
These are Snowden’s declarations following the event:
“When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant. I’m grateful that I allowed her to persuade me,” Snowden said in a statement released by the American Civil Liberties Union. “The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received. My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world.”
Snowden did an AMA Reddit session on Monday to discuss and promote the documentary, you can check it out on Reddit.
This is great news for the privacy fight we are all involved in, the acknowledgement and attention helps us take a step further. Get involved in this fight by staying informed as much as you can and by taking measures to protect your online privacy!
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