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Hunter’s IMA MFA & EYESpeak Present :
THE VISITING ARTIST SERIES: LAURA POITRAS

The Black Box Gallery
Hunter College N. Building,
5th floor, Room 544N
695 Park Avenue
(enter on 68th Street)
New York, NY 10021

FREE * Open to Public

Laura Poitras was nominated for an Academy Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and an Emmy Award for MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY (2006), a documentary about the U.S. occupation of Iraq. MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY was co-produced with ITVS, released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films, and broadcast on P.O.V./PBS.

She received a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy and an Independent Spirit Award for FLAG WARS(2003; made with Linda Goode Bryant), a documentary about gentrification that premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and won the award for Best Documentary.

Following MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, THE OATH is Poitras’ second documentary in a trilogy titled THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY about America post 9/11. The final film will focus on the 9/11 trials.

Poitras is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Media Arts Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute. She has attended the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Storytelling and Edit Lab as both a Fellow and creative advisor. Her work has received support from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), P.O.V./American Documentary, Creative Capital, Sundance Documentary Film Program, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, the Vital Projects Fund, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Chicken and Egg Pictures, and others.

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