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Best: 'Citizenfour' Winning Best Doc
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Best: 'Citizenfour' Winning Best Doc

Documentarian Laura Poitras became best-known during the Edward Snowden leak when she was one of the journalists at the forefront of disseminating the whistleblower's explosive hack to the public. When she went up to accept the Best Documentary award for Citizenfour, Poitras spoke of the sacrifices Snowden made as a result of leaking his cache of documents and explained that she "share[s] this award with Glenn Greenwald and the many other journalists who are taking risks to expose the truth." Following the win, Edward Snowden released a statement from Russia through the ACLU that says, "My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world."

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