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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 2 2017

In early June 2013, two journalists—columnist Glenn Greenwald and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras—arrived in Hong Kong to meet with a disgruntled techie named Edward Snowden. Remember him? A million news cycles ago Snowden became famous for using his top-secret government security clearance to download a cache of documents proving that the National Security Agency surveilled Americans on a vast and indiscriminate scale, dropping into our digital lives to collect as many as three billion pieces of information in a single month. Snowden had come to Hong Kong to prepare for life on the lam, Greenwald and Poitras to get hold of his files. News stories based on the material started appearing just a few days later. Continue reading >>

Price: $25-$30, $20 students


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