Laura Poitras – Could Snowden and Assange Be Both Heroes and Traitors?



On May 3, Ian spoke with Laura Poitras, who made the film “Citizen Four” about Edward Snowden.  She has a new film coming out in theaters nationwide on Friday, “Risk”, which is about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. She joined Ian in the studio to discuss her film that has taken years to complete which explores the territory between the message and the messenger. They looked into whether Assange is simply a publisher who is not responsible for the content he releases which the mainstream press eagerly prints, and whether, when it comes to Snowden and Assange, it is possible to be both a hero and a traitor.

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