This week on the small screen

The documentary Citizenfour, the film about Edward Snowden and his revelation that the US National Security Agency was conducting unprecedented, widespread surveillance of American and foreign citizens, will be broadcast on Channel 1 on Monday at 9 p.m., to be followed at 11 p.m. by a panel discussion.

Citizenfour, which was the opening attraction at this year’s Docaviv film festival and won the Oscar for Best Documentary, was in the news again just last week when the US Congress passed the USA Freedom Act, which, for the first time since 9/11, curtailed the power of the US government to conduct surveillance on its citizens. Many commentators traced this development directly to Snowden’s leak; and if you search the Internet for the phrase “Thank you, Edward Snowden,” you will get thousands of results.


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