Law School film club, Reel Law, screening of documentary 'Citizenfour', 22 October 2019

Leicester Law School screening of documentary on CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden
Law School film club, Reel Law, screening of documentary 'Citizenfour', 22 October 2019

Citizenfour Reel Law film screening poster

In 2013 Edward Snowden become the world’s most well-known whistleblower and asylum-seeker after he fled the US and leaked highly classified information about global surveillance programmes run by the US. Citizenfour follows the former CIA employee as he hands over classified documents to journalists in a hotel room in Hong Kong. This Oscar-winning documentary is particularly timely following publication of Snowden’s memoir in September and the US government’s decision to sue him for breach of non-disclosure agreements.

Citizenfour will appeal to anyone interested in human rights, internet law, current affairs and when and if “the greater good” can justify breaking the law.


Date and time: 6.00pm, Tuesday 22 October, 2019
Location: Attenborough Film Theatre 
Film Running Time: 114 minutes
The event is free and open to all

The screening will be followed by an informal reception.

Reel Law is a film club established by academic teaching staff and run in collaboration with law students. It screens films relating to all aspects of law and the legislative process, court proceedings, issues of justice and the rule of law and the place of law in society. Reel Law aims to enhance students’ critical engagement with the law through film, engage non-lawyers with legal issues and provide opportunities for students and staff to meet.

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