03/05/2015- Documentary CitizenFour + Debate Can Investigative Journalism save the World? (with a.o. Gavin McFadyen)


3 May 2015

Bozar, Studio

Crosstalks collaborated with Bozar Agora, Bozar Cinema and the Brussels Platform for Journalism for a 'whistle blowing' film screening and debate at the occasion of Wold Difference Day.

A preview of the documentary CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras was shown during the Logan Symposium in December 2014 in London. This time the documentary on whistleblower Edward Snowden will be screened within the context of the international World Press Freedom day. Gavin MacFadyen, a key role player in the whistle blowing community and director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London will be a participant in the debate preceding the film.


Moderator: Marleen Wynants


14.15: Can investigative journalism save the world?

Spreakers: Lars Bové (De Tijd/International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), Kristof Clerix (Mo*/ICIJ), Alain Lallemand (Le Soir/ICIJ), Gavin MacFadyen (Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism)



(Academy Award - Best Documentary Feature, BAFTA Awards – Best Documentary)

Original version – Dutch subtitles

In 2013, Edward Snowden caused one of the biggest political earthquakes in the history of the United States by releasing thousands of classified documents of the NSA. Under the codename ‘CITIZENFOUR’ he contacted the American director of documentaries Laura Poitras. She left to meet him in Hong Kong and – meanwhile – made ‘CITIZENFOUR’ a unique historical document and an intimate portrait of Edward Snowden.

Poitras has already been working for several years on films about monitoring programs in the US that were the result of the September 11 attacks: Oh Say Can You See... (2003), My Country, My Country (2006), The Oath (2010).

Since 2012 she focused on the topic of domestic surveillance for which she interviewed Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney and Jacob Appelbaum. And then she got an encrypted message from Edward Snowden.


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