Living With Spirits
PEOPLE & CULTURE
edward snowden: whistleblower or spy?
In 2013, Edward Snowden, an IT subcontractor working for the NSA, leaked thousands of classified US documents to a group of journalists. Five years later, this film assesses Snowden’s journey.
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Signpost Film Productions & GTV
Episode InformationIn 2013, Edward Snowden, an IT subcontractor working for the American signals intelligence agency, the NSA, travelled to Hong Kong to leak thousands of classified US documents on domestic data collection to a group of journalists. Five years later, this film assesses Snowden’s journey, which ended in Moscow, where he still lives today. The US government claims that Snowden took as many as 1.5 million classified files. Where did they end up? Was Snowden acting alone? What damage did he do to Western security? To what degree did the material leaked by Snowden reveal mass surveillance by the NSA? What impact did his revelations have on cyber security? Is Snowden a whistle-blower, or a spy?