Snowden (2016) & Citizenfour (2014)

These films should probably be required viewing in every school in the world. Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ is the movie version, Laura Poitras ‘Citizenfour’ is the original Oscar-winning doco. I watched the movie first and would recommend it this way round as the doc is a little less accessible if you don’t know what’s going to happen.

It’s not often that something comes along that is not only great entertainment but also world-changing and massively relevant to all of our lives both now and in the future. The shocking story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is all of that.

Basically if you have not seen these yet watch them immediately. Your relationship with your devices will probably never be quite be the same again! It’s an incredible tale and adequately related in the above-average movie that has hipster favourite Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing Snowden. The story itself is the real star though. You will be impressed.

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