Laura Poitras

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Laura Poitras was born on February 2, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is a producer, known for Citizenfour (2014), The Oath (2010) and My Country, My Country (2006). See full bio »

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Known For

Citizenfour Producer
The Oath Producer


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 2020 Church and the Fourth Estate (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2019 XY Chelsea (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2019 Days of Black and Yellow (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2019 The Art of Making Money (TV Series short) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- The World's Greatest Counterfeiter (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Very Thin Line (2019) ... (executive producer)
- This Guy Has Balls (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Cablestreet (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2019 Ghosts of Sugar Land (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2019 Easter Snap (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2019 Libre (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 Dancing with Le Pen (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 Scenes from a Dry City (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 In the Absence (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 Crooked Lines (Short) (executive producer)
 2018 Lasting Marks (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 The Trial (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 The Panama Papers (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Discreet Airlift (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 Personal Truth (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018/II The Proposal (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 The Earth is Humming (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 44 messages from Catalonia (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2018 Concussion Protocol (Documentary short) (producer)
 2018 Crime + Punishment (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Documentary) (executive producer: Field of Vision)
 2017 A Night at the Garden (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 CamperForce (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Graven Image (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017/II American Carnage (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Adversary (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 Gavin Grimm vs. (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 The Town I Live In (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 Captured in Sudan (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Nuuca (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 Monument/Monumento (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Timberline (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 National Disintegrations (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 State of Oregon (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Duterte's Hell (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Conditioned Response (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Here I'll Stay (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 An Uncertain Future (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Picket Line (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 An Act of Worship (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 They Took Them Alive (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 Clowns (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 Our New President (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 In the Wake of Ghost Ship (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 The Moderators (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2017 Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (Documentary) (executive producer: Field of Vision)
 2017 Strong Island (Documentary) (executive producer)
 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 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 God Is an Artist (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 The Above (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 Homeland Is Not a Series (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 #ThisIsACoup (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 Karollyne (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015/II Birdie (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2015 Field of Vision (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Birdie (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Above (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Notes from the Border (2015) ... (executive producer)
- God is an Artist (2015) ... (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)
 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 Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (13 credits)
Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 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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