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Laura Poitras is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and artist. She is currently finishing a trilogy of films about post-9/11 America. The first film, My Country, My Country, was about the Iraq war and was nominated for an Academy Award. The second film, The Oath, was about Guantanamo Bay and received two Emmy nominations. She is currently finishing the third film, about the NSA’s mass surveillance and Edward Snowden. In June 2013, she traveled to Hong Kong with Glenn Greenwald to interview Snowden. She has reported on Snowden’s disclosures about the NSA for a variety of news outlets, including The Guardian, Der Spiegel, and The New York Times. Her NSA reporting received a George Polk award for National Security Reporting, the Henri Nannen Prize for Services to Press Freedom, and contributed to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service awarded to The Guardian and Washington Post. Her work will be featured at the Whitney Museum in 2016. Laura is the recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship, and currently lives in Berlin.