When Laura came back from Hong Kong, she dumped this footage in my lap … She asked me to view the footage in the utmost detail, which I did for a long time. So, I was alone with it, and that’s how I met Snowden, in a way. And I was overwhelmed, watching that footage, by the astonishing purity of his intentions … there was just a steady stream of authenticity and truth. So, that’s what I saw and that’s what I’ve felt obliged to keep, to disclose, in the film, to protect and to enhance and to show. That’s what I feel compelled to state for him. M.B.
Gesa Marten, Editorin und LaDOC-Mitglied, wird am 22. März 2018 um 17:15 Uhr während der Konferenz ZDOK 18 mit Mathilde Bonnefoy über die Montage des Films Citizenfour von Laura Poitras sprechen.
(Zitate: Positive Trauma: Editor Mathilde Bonnefoy on Citizenfour. Interview von Scott Macaulay am 20.Oktober 2014, Filmmaker Magazine)