Laura Poitras

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.