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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 Flag Wars (2003). See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Citizenfour Producer
The Oath
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 2017 The Art of Making Money (Short) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2016 They Took Them Alive (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 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 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 God Is an Artist (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 The Law in These Parts (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 doing 'cinéma vérité'-style documentary] All those moments consist of knowing at that moment that you're in the right place at the right time, that certain magic that happens, particularly in verite filmmaking, where you recognize that whatever is happening is extraordinary. You just hold your breath and try to capture it. Those moments really teach you about story, human drama. The 'issue' ... See more »


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