Dogwoof are releasing Laura Poitras' Bafta and Oscar-winning documentary CITIZENFOUR on DVD 14 September, 2015. Alongside the single DVD release will also be THE 9/11 TRILOGY, collating Poitras' previous films MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY and THE OATH with CITIZENFOUR as well as exclusive extra material.
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as “CITIZENFOUR,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald 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 film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely unique in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.
Laura Poitras' 9/11 Trilogy
Laura Poitras is a filmmaker, journalist, and artist. CITIZENFOUR, the third instalment of her post-9/11 Trilogy, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary, along with awards from the British Film Academy, Independent Spirit Awards, Director’s Guild of America, Cinema Eye Honours, and others. Part one of the trilogy, MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, about the U.S. occupation of Iraq, was nominated for an Academy Award. Part two, THE OATH, focused on Guantanamo and the war on terror, and was nominated for two Emmy awards.