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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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 2016/I Risk (Documentary) (producer)
 2016 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)
 2014 Citizenfour (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 Chokepoint (Documentary short) (producer)
 2014 1971 (Documentary) (co-executive producer)
 2014 Evaporating Borders (Documentary) (executive 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 Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (13 credits)
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I'm a filmmaker and I love the craft of cinema, and even though I make political cinema, if they don't work as films I haven't done my job. We have fantastic tools at our disposal, silence and cinematic language, and the toolkit is so fantastic that to only use a certain very narrow set of tools is really disappointing. Hopefully more and more filmmakers will be taking risks. And we are seeing ... See more »

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