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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EPISODE NOTES

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CREDITS

Music in this episode is by Alex Fitch and Podington Bear. This episode was produced by Shawn Shinneman and edited by Sarah Hutchins.