Moving Image, 2008
Laura Poitras was nominated for an Academy Award and Independent Spirit Award for My Country, My Country (2006), which was released in the U.S. by Zeitgeist Films and broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V. Both My Country, My Country and The Oath (2010) are part of a trilogy titled “The New American Century,” about post-9/11 America. Poitras is currently working on The Guantanamo Project, a multimedia project to collect documents and artifacts from Guantanamo Bay Prison. Poitras is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and Peabody Award. Before making documentaries, she worked as a professional chef. Poitras lives in New York City and teaches documentary filmmaking at Yale University.
Awards and Accomplishments
Poitras receives the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Outstanding Director of the Year Award for Citizenfour
Poitras receives a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for her work with the Washington Post to break the Snowden Story
Poitras receives the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting
Poitras is included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial
Poitras is awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Grant
Poitras presents in the Creative Time Summit
2010: The Oath receives Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival
2010: Poitras is in residence at MacDowell Colony for the month of August
2008: Poitras receives Tribeca Film Institute Fellowship for _Release_
The Oath is a cross-cut tale of two men propelled on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U…
Feb 05 – May 01, 2016
Laura Poitras Presents "Astro Noise" at the Whitney Museum
Nov 18 – Nov 20, 2014
Laura Poitras and The Yes Men in the DOC NYC Festival in New York
September 22, 2010
Watch The Oath Online for Free, One Week Only!
May 7, 2010
Press Coverage of Laura Poitras's 'The Oath'