Academy Award-winning filmmaker LAURA POITRAS in discussion

Academy Award-winning filmmaker LAURA POITRAS joined students and faculty at CRITICAL THEORY AND THE ARTS last week to discuss her films. JAY SANDERS (Whitney Museum) and art writer BETTINA FUNKE led the discussion in the SITUATION OF THE ARTS PROSEMINAR. POITRAS’ work includes the 2014 Academy Award winning Citizenfour, about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as well as films concerning the post-9/11 American ‘war on terror’: My Country, My Country (2006) and The Oath (2010). The discussion last week focused on the contemporary challenge presented by documentary film as a form.