Magazine article Screen International

AFI DOCS to Honour Laura Poitras

Magazine article Screen International

AFI DOCS to Honour Laura Poitras

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The Oscar and Peabody award-winning documentarian will be receive the Charles Guggenheim award on June 16.

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that AFI DOCS will pay tribute to Laura Poitras.

The director of Risk and Citizenfour will be the festival's 2017 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honouree.

The symposium will take place at the Newseum on June 16 and will include an in-depth conversation with Poitras along with clips from her films.

Poitras' latest film Risk, a six-year project following WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, was released by Neon earlier this month and will air on Showtime this summer.

Poitras' documentary catalogue also includes The Oath, Flag Wars, which was Emmy nominated and won a Peabody Award, and My Country, My Country, which was nominated for a best documentary feature Oscar. …

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