Laura Poitras - The Woman Who Hacked Hollywood

Freitag, 10.4.2015, 08:07 > daMax

Laura Poitras’ name was once on terror watch lists. Now it’s on an Oscar. Here’s her personal journey.

It’s been almost ten years since Laura Poitras’ name has been on the NSA Watch List. Every time she returns to her home country, security agents wait for her, somewhere between the gate of the plane and the US Immigration booth. They take her away to a room, confiscate her gear, her notebooks, and her videos. They question her and copy her hard drives. This has happened to her at least forty times since 2006. Her crime? To document history, the signs of our troubled times.

(via netzpolitik)