How do you earn the trust of a source like Edward Snowden? Or the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden? On this bonus episode of the podcast we’ll hear from someone who did just that. Earlier this year documentarian Laura Poitras spoke with Toronto Star reporter Robert Cribb at the 2015 IRE Conference. In the three clips you’re about to hear, Poitras discusses each of her films: “My Country, My Country,” “The Oath” and “Citizenfour.” She’ll talk about getting access, capturing candid moments and more.
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Looking for links to the stories, resources and events we discussed on this week’s podcast? We’ve collected them for you.
- Members only: Download the entire conversation between Robert Cribb and Laura Poitras at the 2015 IRE Conference.
- Learn more about each of Poitras’ films:
- My Country, My Country (2006)
- The Oath (2010)
- Citizenfour (2014)
- Poitras’ reporting on the NSA has been published in The Guardian, The New York Times and The Intercept, among others. See some of her work here.