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Watch Citizenfour Right Now (in the UK)

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Do you like spies? Do you like Academy Award-winning movies? Then you'll love Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden that is now streaming online—but only if you have HBO Go.


Directed by Laura Poitras, the film takes you behind the scenes of one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history. The title refers to the alias Snowden used when he first reached out to Poitras with a huge cache of top secret NSA documents, a detail that hints at exactly how close Poitras was to legendary whistleblower. And while Snowden himself remains a controversial figure, the documentary does an exquisite job telling a world-changing story. You should watch it right now at HBO.

Correction (5:30 PM EST): An earlier version of this post said that Citizenfour was free for everybody. It was too good to be true. That was just a legitimate-looking bootleg. You can find legit versions of the film at Channel 4 (in the UK only) or on HBO—or so we've been told. The stream doesn't appear to be live on HBO at the time of this update.


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