Citizenfour (2014) Poster


Edward Snowden: Himself



  • Edward Snowden : Assume your adversary is capable of one trillion guesses per second.

  • Edward Snowden : We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.

  • Edward Snowden : You asked why I picked you. I didn't. You did.

  • Edward Snowden : We all have a stake in this, this is our country and the balance of power between the citizenry and the government is becoming that of the ruling and the ruled as opposed to actually, you know, the elected and the electorate.

  • Ewen MacAskill : What are you... tell me your thoughts, just where you are with that?

    Edward Snowden : So primary one on that, I think I've expressed it a couple times online, is I feel the modern media has a big focus on personalities.

    Ewen MacAskill : Totally.

    Edward Snowden : And I'm a little concerned that the more we focus on that the more they're going to use that as a distraction. I don't necessarily want that to happen, which is why I've consistently said, you know, I'm not the story here.

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