On "Scheer Intelligence," the Oscar-winning documentarian speaks with host and Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer.
For six years, the "Citizenfour" filmmaker was repeatedly stopped at airports without explanation. Recently, a lawsuit uncovered the startling reason.
"Citizenfour" director Poitras returns with "Risk," a film about WikiLeaks founder Assange, and becomes a target by association.
The newspaper received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on National Security Agency programs leaked by Edward Snowden. Now its editorial board wants him locked him away.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s quietly gripping performance, complemented by Stone’s smartly subdued direction, makes for a top-notch treatment of the former National Security Agency contractor’s real-life suspense story.
"Citizenfour" director Laura Poitras has taken the U.S. government to task through her work as a filmmaker, and, unsurprisingly, she's gotten a direct message about how that's gone over with the powers that be in Washington. (Hint: not well.)
“Seven on Seven: Empathy and Disgust,” a New York event, couples artists with technologists or activists and gives them 24 hours to produce something. And those “somethings” turn out to be most interesting.
Rhizome’s annual "Seven on Seven" event pairs seven artists with seven technologists for 24 hours and asks them to create something wonderful. From noon to 6 p.m. Eastern time, Truthdig live-streamed the results of the tech-art-hackathon.
From “Citizenfour” director Laura Poitras' acceptance speech for the Best Documentary Oscar to host Neil Patrick Harris’ quip that the Oscars are for Hollywood’s “best and whitest,” political commentary and calls for social justice rang through last night’s 87th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
The committed artists honored at the 87th Academy Awards took advantage of their bully pulpits to make an amazing series of eloquent statements on behalf of minorities and the discriminated against.