Citizenfour is an interesting film, it’s a documentary about Edward Snowden as he was preparing to release the NSA spying documents. Most of the film takes place in Snowden’s hotel room in Hong Kong, and while that can sound boring, it was interesting because you see the measures he went to just to make sure that the facts got out and that that the story was about the facts and not him. The film touches on how the United States is becoming more and more a surveillance state, and the dangers that brings, and what is privacy nowadays in our world. Also it shows how much Edward Showden had to give up and risk to release this information to the public, it couldn’t have been easy and I don’t know if I could have done what he did.
The soundtrack consists of portions of the Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I–IV, which was released under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA) in 2008.
I thought the music fit the film very well, it gave it that edge that you felt while watching it.
Regardless of what you think about Edward Snowden and what he did you should see this film, just to see his side of the story and maybe you’ll see just how far the NSA and government is really going to bring an Orwellian 1984 police state to reality.