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Project X

Laura Poitras, Henrik Moltke
Screening time  
03.03. / Saturday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1  
A thrilling proposal of the degree to which government secrets are unknown to the public.

The eerie time of night when all is quiet and still, and most people are asleep, is the perfect setting for filmmakers to investigate the elusive journey from the National Business Park to a windowless skyscraper in downtown Manhattan. Elevated by the understated narration of guidelines from classified National Security Agency documents (read by familiar voices Rami Malek and Michelle Williams). This is a thrilling proposal of the degree to which government secrets are unknown to the public.


Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras is a filmmaker, journalist, and artist from USA. Her film Citizenfour won an Oscar for Best Documentary, along with awards from BAFTA, Emmys, and the Directors Guild of America. Her reporting on the NSA and Edward Snowden received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Part one of the trilogy, Academy Award-nominated My Country, My Country about the US occupation of Iraq, premiered at the Berlinale. Part two, The Oath, on Guantanamo Bay Prison and the war on terror, also screened at the Berlinale. She is the recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, and many other awards, including a Peabody, Independent Spirit, and two Gotham awards. She was placed on a US government terrorist watchlist in 2006 because of her work documenting post-9/11 America. In 2015, she filed a successful lawsuit to obtain her classified FBI files.

Henrik Moltke

Henrik Moltke is a freelance journalist, researcher, and filmmaker. His recent work has appeared in the New York Times, The Intercept, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Moltke won the 2014 Danish Investigative Journalism Award and was nominated for the Cavling Prize, the most prestigious award in Danish journalism. He co-directed the 2007 documentary film Good Copy Bad Copy and has produced several award-winning radio documentaries and cross-media features.

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Project X

2016, 10'

Directed by:
Laura Poitras, Henrik Moltke

Jared Alterman, Henrik Moltke

Edited by:
Nels Bangerter

Yoni Golijov, Henrik Moltke

Produced by:
Field of Vision, Praxis Films

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2017, Toronto International Film Festival 2017; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2017; CPH:DOX 2017; AFI Fest 2016; Dallas International Film Festival 2017; Cleveland International Film Festival 2017; Nashville Film Festival 2017; Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017