Sunday, July 30

Snowden - Oliver Stone (2016)

Wikipedia - "Snowden is a 2016 biographical political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald, based on the books The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. ... In 2013, Edward Snowden arranges a clandestine meet in Hong Kong with documentarian Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald. They discuss releasing the classified information in the former’s possession regarding illegal mass surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). ... Snowden applies for a position at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and subsequently undergoes the screening process. Initially his answers to the screening questions are insufficient, but Deputy Director Corbin O'Brian decides to take a chance on him, given the demands of such extraordinary times. Snowden is then brought to 'The Hill' where he is educated and tested on cyberwarfare. ..."
Slate: The Leaky Myths of Snowden
NY Times: ‘Snowden,’ Oliver Stone’s Restrained Portrait of a Whistle-Blower (Video)
5 Myths About Edward Snowden The Movie Reinforces
YouTube: SNOWDEN - Official Trailer