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Laura Poitras


Laura Poitras was born on February 2, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is a producer and cinematographer, known for Citizenfour (2014), The Oath (2010) and My Country, My Country (2006). See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Citizenfour
Citizenfour Producer
(2014)
The Oath
The Oath Producer
(2010)
My Country, My Country
(2006)

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 2017 The Art of Making Money (Short) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2017 Strong Island (Documentary) (executive producer) (completed)
 2016 They Took Them Alive (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2017 Trump's Lobby (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 Relatively Free (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 Hopewell (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 The Disclosure President (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 Best of Luck with the Wall (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 The Vote (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016/VII The Journey (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016/I Risk (Documentary) (producer)
 2016/I Gatekeeper (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016/II Like (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 The Black Belt (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 Concerned Student 1950 (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 Peace in the Valley (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 Speaking Is Difficult (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 Eric & Anna (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 Homeland Is Not a Series (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 Karollyne (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015/II Birdie (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 Notes from the Border (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- 1971 (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 The Surrender (Documentary short) (producer)
 2015 Field of Vision (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 God Is an Artist (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 The Above (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2014 Citizenfour (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 Chokepoint (Documentary short) (producer)
 2014 1971 (Documentary) (co-executive producer)
 2014 Evaporating Borders (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 The Alternative Christmas Message 2013 (TV Short) (producer)
  P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2010) (consulting producer - 1 episode, 2013)
- High Tech, Low Life (2013) ... (consulting producer)
- The Oath (2010) ... (producer)
- My Country, My Country (2006) ... (producer)
 2013 The Engineer (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2011 O'Say Can You See (Short) (producer)
 2011 Shilton Ha Chok (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 The Oath (Documentary) (producer)
 2006 My Country, My Country (Documentary) (producer)
 2003 Flag Wars (Documentary) (producer)
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (associate producer)
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Show Show Self (13 credits)
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[on process] I'm someone who has a profound respect for process. Trusting process probably speaks to my experience as a cook, as well as to my experience as a filmmaker. Going into a war zone you have to be present, in the moment. I think if you approach any of these things [awards] as a goal, desiring the end product before you've even begun the process, you're fucked. Particularly in a ... See more »

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Lives in Berlin, Germany. See more »

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