[Eecs-news-links] Citizenfour Screening: Privacy and Popcorn
Sumida, Gale Masako
gale.sumida at oregonstate.edu
Tue Jan 17 15:36:04 PST 2017
Citizenfour Screening: Privacy and Popcorn On 1/25/17, join OSU Libraries & Press, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Writing, Language and Film, and the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative for a screening of the documentary Citizenfour, followed by a conversation with Cooper Brinson, staff attorney of the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Bring your questions about your legal rights: what they are and what to do if they’re violated.
The film starts at 6:00PM, located in Kelley 1001. After the film, Cooper Brinson will give a lecture and answer questions raised by the film.
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “CITIZENFOUR,” in January 2013. He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film.
CITIZENFOUR places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.
CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again. Watch the trailer here:
Cooper Brinson is a staff attorney with the Civil Liberties Defense Center, https://cldc.org/. The CLDC’s mission focuses on defending and upholding civil liberties through education, outreach, litigation, legal support, and assistance. CLDC strives to preserve the strength and vitality of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. and state constitutions, as well as to protect freedom of expression. CLDC’s projects educate people about their rights and why their rights are important. The CLDC defends frontline activists, and exposes and confronts the persistent erosion of our civil liberties and the Bill of Rights.
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