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New Yorkerin juttu Laura Poitras’s Closeup View of Edward Snowden käsittelee myös Citizenfour-dokkarin tekemistä:

“Plot is so relentless,” she said. “It’s totally unforgiving, and it also can be simplifying. It can provide resolution where there should be none. It can provide false catharsis.”

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But at some point the thread of her “Zeitgeist” film began to run out.

“I realized that I lost something kind of big, which is emotion,” she said. “It’s harder to create emotional through lines without a plot. It just became apparent when I started to assemble scenes that I was less moved.”

Then, in January of 2013, a plot came to Poitras, in the form of e-mails from an anonymous government official.

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