The movie briefly covers NSA analyst-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden and his escape from American authorities to Hong Kong and later to Russia, after leaking classified information about global surveillance programs used by the American government to spy on people around the world and other nations activities.
The movie also presents the journalists who had an exclusive access to Snowden and also the members of WikiLeaks, who helped him in moments of his escape.
Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia in 2013 after spending a month in the Terminal F of the Sheremetyevo international airport. Having received a three-year residence permit in 2014, he continues to live in Russia.
Snowden has become the subject of three films now. Earlier this year documentary Citizenfour, directed by Laura Poitras, won the Academy Award for best documentary feature.
Director Oliver Stone is also preparing to present his Snowden movie, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Christmas Day this year.
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