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Citizenfour Screenings with Scott Ludlam

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Scott Ludlam 20 Jan 2015

Join Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam for screenings of the Oscar nominated documentary feature, Citizenfour, which gives audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he releases classified documents disclosing indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

The film opens in Australia on February 12, as the Abbott Government continues its push to entrench the surveillance state in Australia via mandatory data retention, despite widespread condemnation from industry, digital rights organisations and advocates right across the political spectrum. The Government's plans amount to the imposition of a surveillance tax on all Australians: forcing us to pay for unwanted and unnecessary Government intrusion.

Screenings of Citizenfour will include an introduction from Scott Ludlam and a short audience Q+A, including a discussion of the film and its implications for Australia.


Saturday 14th February
Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville
Scott Ludlam will be participating in panel discussion with Kim Heitman, Alison Fan and Gary Adshead. 
Panel event is SOLD OUT, But other Citizenfour screenings are on sale

Tuesday 7th April
Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinemas
Ozone Reserve, East Perth
Paid Event - Tickets on sale now

Tuesday 31 March, 7pm
Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinemas
Glenelg Beach, Glenelg
Paid Event - Tickets on sale now

Thanks to those who attended our screenings in Sydney and Melbourne.


CITIZENFOUR is a real time thriller, giving audiences an exclusive front-row seat to the moment Edward Snowden changed history with his revelations of widespread government surveillance around the world.

In June 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald met with Snowden confidentially in Hong Kong, where he handed over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). As the story breaks, they are forced to manage the raging media storm around them, and find their personal security and that of their loved ones under threat.

CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance-it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.


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