LAURA POITRAS – Boston, 1964. Studied at San Francisco Art Institute and New School in New York. She works as filmmaker, journalist, and artist. CITIZENFOUR, the third installment 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, 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.
THE LAW IN THESE PARTS, USA 2011, 101 Min.
THE OATH, USA 2010, 96 Min.
MY COUNTRY MY COUNTRY, USA 2006, 90 Min.
Camera: Laura Poitras, Kirsten Johnson, Katy Scoggin, Trevor Paglen. Sound: Laura Poitras, Judy Carp. Editing: Mathilde Bonnefoy. Music: Ross Atticus, Trent Reznor. Production: Praxis Films. Producer: Dirk Wilutzky. Length: 114 min. Distribution: Piffl Medien