No Longer Recognizing the Mirror

citizenfourMelanie Williams — who graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Religious Studies — is currently studying to become a commercial pilot at Gallatin College in Montana. She recently did a happy dance after earning her private pilot’s license.

Last night I watched “Citizenfour” at the Emerson Center, an old community arts building. Have you heard of the movie? It’s gotten a lot of Oscar buzz, according to the Bozeman Documentary Series director who introduces each feature. This film is directed by Laura Poitras and was shot mainly in Hong Kong, in the hotel room of Edward Snowden, as he prepared to release classified documents outlining the U.S. government’s covert and unconstitutional surveillance programs to The Guardian and The Washington Post.

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