With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
Domestic intelligence -- United States.
Electronic surveillance -- United States.
Espionage -- United States.
Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States.
Snowden, Edward J., 1983-
United States. National Security Agency.
Whistle blowing -- United States.
Entertainment One (Firm : Canada), film distributor.
Greenwald, Glenn, interviewer.
Poitras, Laura, film director, film producer.
Praxis Films, production company.
RADiUS TWC (Firm), presenter.
Séville Pictures, publisher.
Snowden, Edward J., 1983- interviewee.
Wilutzky, Dirk, film producer.