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Edward Snowden Congratulates Laura Poitras for Winning Best Documentary Oscar for Citizenfour


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Edward Snowden Congratulates Laura Poitras for Winning Best Documentary Oscar for Citizenfour

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from Edward Snowden provided to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents him:

“When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant. I’m grateful that I allowed her to persuade me. The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received. My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world.”

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Edward Snowden is my idea of a hero; he is an incredibly, INCREDIBLY, bright and ethical young man. I am beyond delighted that Citizenfour got recognized and I hope that millions more people will see..or buy...the film. The people who worked on it are great contributors to what our "democracy" is SUPPOSED to be.